I went to the library in search for another book and A Dangerous Place, Book #11 of the Maisie Dobbs series, caught my eye. I added it to my “Want to Read” book shelf on the Goodreads app and downloaded the audio version of Maisie Dobbs (#1) from the Overdrive app so I could start from the beginning. Although the story has its problems, like World War I, it was a breath of fresh air. Let me explain.
Published in 2015, The Nightingale is a book I heard a lot of buzz about before I finally got the chance to read it. I was on the digital library’s waiting list for a long time (months and months and months) and then surprisingly, was unable to finish the book before it was taken away from me. So, I borrowed the hardcover version from my local library and still had to renew it once.
Recently published is Rochester’s own, Rachel Hall, with her collection of stories, Heirlooms. Hall is an English professor at SUNY Geneseo and is the 2016 winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. She has been published in multiple literary journals including The Gettysburg Review, Fifth Wednesday and New Letters.