Young Jane Young — Gabrielle Zevin [REVIEW]

Date Read: August 28, 2018 Rating: 4/5 Format: Audiobook Everyone loves a good comeback story, and the beauty of Gabrille Zevin's Young Jane Young is that it judiciously addresses the indiscretion that inevitably precedes said comeback. As an intern in a southern-Florida congressman's office, college student Aviva Grossman finds herself entwined in a torrid affair [...]

A Fall of Marigolds — Susan Meissner [REVIEW]

Read Date: August 22, 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Format: E-book Told in split narratives between an Ellis Island nurse in the aftermath of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and a woman widowed by the 9/11 attacks, A Fall of Marigolds uses a blazing marigold scarf to connect these vastly different-- and eerily similar-- ages, situations, and [...]