Watermark Reviews

Enjoy these reviews written by the Watermark staff:

November 2019

Older, But Better, But Older by Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas, review by Hannah Reidell

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson, review by Robin Templin

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins, review by Robin Templin 

I Want You to Know We're Still Here by Esther Safran Foer

Love, Death, & Rare Books by Robert Hellenga, review by Robin Templin

October 2019

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo, review by Hannah Reidell

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith, review by Hannah Reidell

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, review by Robin Templin

Eyes to the Wind by Ady Barkan, review by Robin Templin 

September 2019

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff, review by Robin Templin 

This Tender Land by William Kent Kreuger, review by Robin Templin 

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr, review by Robin Templin

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore, review by Robin Templin 

Our Women on the Ground by Zahra Hankir, review by Hannah Reidell

Summerlings by Lisa Howorth, review by Robin Templin

The Truth About Magic by Atticus, review by Robin Templin 

Small Creatures Such as We by Sasha Sagan, review by Robin Templin 

Empire of Lies by Raymond Khoury, review by Robin Templin 

August 2019

Lanny by Max Porter, review by Robin Templin 

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald, review by Robin Templin 

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, review by Robin Templin

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, review by Shirley Wells

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, review by Hannah Reidell

Recursion by Blake Crouch, review by Robin Templin

Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers by the New York Public Library, review by Hannah Reidell

Hope Project Middle School by Alyssa Milano with Debbie Rigaud, review by Hannah Reidell

July 2019

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, review by Robin Templin

Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe by Brock Clarke, review by Shirley Wells

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, review by Shelly Walston

The Binding by Bridget Collins, review by Robin Templin

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, review by Hannah Reidell

Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood, review by Robin Templin

Everything in Its Place by Oliver Sacks, review by Robin Templin

Girl Under a Red Moon by Da Chen, review by Hannah Reidell

All That You Leave Behind by Erin Lee Carr, review by Robin Templin

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, review by Shelly Walston

The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry, review by Shelly Walston

Flash Count Diary: Menopause and Vindication of the Natural Life by Darcy Steinke, review by Robin Templin

June 2019

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane, review by Shirley Wells  

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano, review by Robin Templin

Soonish by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, review by Robin Templin

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers, review by Robin Templin

Let Me Not Be Mad by A. K. Benjamin, review by Robin Templin

Waking the Witch by Pam Grossman, review by Hannah Reidell

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, review by Robin Templin

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, review by Shelly Walston

Bunny by Mona Awad, review by Lauren Messamore

The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal, review by Shirley Wells

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood, review by Robin Templin

The Overstory by Richard Powers, review by Robin Templin

How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell, review by Robin Templin 

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane, review by Robin Templin 

May 2019

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson, review by Shelly Walston

The Burning Chamber by Kate Mosse, review by Hannah Reidell

Autumn Light by Pico Iyer, review by Hannah Reidell

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, review by Shelly Walston

Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein, review by Shelly Walston 

April 2019

Normal People by Sally Rooney, review by Hannah Reidell

Women Talking by Miriam Toews, review by Hannah Reidell

The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell, review by Hannah Reidell

The Missing of Clairdelune by Christelle Dabos, review by Shelly Walston

Vintage 1954 by Antoine Laurain, review by Hannah Reidell

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe, review by Shelly Walston

The Farmer's Son by John Connell, review by Robin Templin

March 2019

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison, review by Shirley Wells

The Ex-Nun Poems by Jeanine Hathaway, review by Robin Templin

Kingdom of Lies by Kate Fazzini, review by Robin Templin

After the End by Clare Mackintosh, review by Robin Templin

Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl, review by Robin Templin

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, review by Hannah Reidell

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, review by Robin Templin

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, review by Robin Templin

The Valedictorian of Being Dead by Heather B. Armstrong, review by Robin Templin

Assholes* A Theory by Aaron James, review by Robin Templin

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro, review by Shirley Wells

February 2019

The Astral Traveler's Daughter by KC Archer, review by Shelly Walston

On Being 40(ish) edited by Lindsey Mead, review by Shelly Walston

Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken, review by Shirley Wells

Shame-Less by Nadia Bolz-Weber, review by Robin Templin

Giants of the Monsoon Forest by Jacob Shell, review by Robin Templin

January 2019 

The Last Stone by Mark Bowden, review by Robin Templin

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, review by Shelly Walston

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb, review by Robin Templin

Velocity of Being by Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick, review by Sarah Bagby

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane, review by Robin Templin

Sara Berman's Closet by Maira Kalman and Alex Kalman, review by Robin Templin

At Peace by Samuel Harrington, MD, review by Robin Templin

The Genius Habit by Laura Garnett, review by Robin Templin

The Dream Peddler by Martine Fournier Watson, review by Robin Templin

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger, review by Bruce Jacobs 


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