Book Review: The Racketeer (Grisham)

The Racketeer Author: John Grisham; © 2012 (Belfry Holdings, Inc) Publisher: Bantam Books Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Subgenre: Legal, Spies, Conspiracies Reviewer: Sara Book received from: Bought at a retail store.     Synopsis: A federal judge and his girlfriend are murdered at his isolated cabin, and his secret, high-tech safe open and emptied…

Book Review: The One and Only (Giffin)

The One and Only Author: Emily Giffin © 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books Genre: Literary & Fiction Subgenre: Women’s Fiction, Domestic Life Reviewer: Sara Synopsis: Shea Rigsby, a thirty-something Texan, who lives and breathes football. She works for her Alma Mater and favorite team, Walker. Her boyfriend, Miller, is a former Walker quarterback and her best friend…

Book Review: Brain on Fire (Cahalan)

Brain on Fire © 2012 Author: Susannah Cahalan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Memoir Subgenre: Medical       Reviewer: Sara Synopsis: Twenty-four year-old Susannah Cahalan woke in a hospital bed with no memory of how she came to be there. Over the course of a few weeks, her life disintegrated. Brain on Fire tells…

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Skloot)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author: Rebecca Skloot Publisher: Crown Publishers (division of Random House) Genre: Non-fiction Medical Books, Biography & Memoir Subgenres: Medical Ethics, Cell Biology Reviewer: Sara     Synopsis: Sixty-five years ago, cells from a thirty year-old poor African-American woman at Johns Hopkins Hospital were removed before a radium treatment for her cervical…