Fiction - Social Issues

Stealing Mr. Smith

By Tanya Williams

Stealing Mr. Smith is an historical fiction novel written by Tanya Williams. Life didn’t seem at all fair to Bernice. She was only nine years old, and she had suddenly become a nurse for her ailing mother and the mother to her six-year-old sister. Her...

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Six Months

By Mona Sedrak

Six Months by Mona Sedrak is an emotional tale of a woman who must find her strength within to survive and rise from the ashes that was once her life. To say that this is an emotional roller coaster would be an understatement, considering that...

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Sour Life

By Pablo Omar Zaragoza and Susan Giffin

Sour Life by Pablo Omar Zaragoza and Susan Giffin tells the life story of Mr. Melendez. A mass is found on his x-ray, so while in the hospital, he begins telling his grandson stories of his history, starting with his grandfather coming from Cuba to...

Second Chances

By Teresa Roman

Second Chances is a contemporary romance novel written by Teresa Roman. Vanessa felt trapped in her life, despite the love she felt for her two young kids. She would wake up and get them ready for school just as her husband would be getting home...

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Schism

A Detective Mike Eiser Novel
By Clabe Polk

Let’s begin this review of Schism by Clabe Polk with what it isn’t: conventional. Because Schism involves people raised in the poorer black areas of the US, Polk has decided to add to the book’s authenticity by using dialogue between black gang members in a...

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Sam's Theory

By Sarah Mendivel

Sam's Theory by Sarah Mendivel is a tale of domestic child abuse, trauma, healing, and empowerment, a story of fifteen-year-old Sam who is given away to a foster home by parents who don’t seem ready for her and her sister, and she gets horribly abused...

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Swimming Upstream

A Novel
By Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Swimming Upstream is a literary fiction novel written by Jacob Anderson-Minshall. Flint immediately wished he could go back in time and not overhear the conversation his dad was having with the bland-looking, middle-aged man who had rung the doorbell of their Marin County home. Prior...

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Strays and Relations

By Dizzy Greenfield

Dervla (Dizzy) Greenfield reveals the emotional roller coaster she, Will, and her mum experienced in Strays and Relations, after Dizzy was contacted by a private investigator about her biological father, Tommy. Dizzy's parents were very open about her adoption since she was very young. She...

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Safety Net

By Debra M Ladensack

Safety Net by Debra M. Ladensack brings action from the get-go and ensures that the reader is hooked just after reading the first chapter. The story is surprisingly intense and made me read on and want more. This is the story of Kristopher Robbins, a...

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She Didn't Have a Choice

A Romantic Thriller
By Harshul Srivastava

Audrey Muller was a mentor at Ironwood, a residential treatment center for troubled teens. One of her mentees, Lindsay, had gone missing and Audrey knew her family well. She did not want to put the blame for Lindsay’s disappearance on her parents. Her mother told...

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