Welcome to Allison's Book Corner!  AWPL staff member Allison Petrus-Wilkins, an avid reader, offers her recommendations and insights on a variety of fiction and biographical titles.  Find some inspiration, discover a new author, and perhaps head in a new direction with your reading!  Click on the links below for new reviews, posted here monthly. 

January 2020 :  From Scratch by Tembi Locke

February 2020 - The Winter Street series by Elin Hilderbrand

March 2020 - Wild Game:  My Mother, Her Lover and Me by Adrienne Brodeur

April 2020 - The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

May 2020 - The Cactus League by Emily Nemens

June 2020 - The Way Through the Woods:  On Mushrooms and Mourning by Litt Woon Long (trans. Barbara J. Haveland)

July 2020 - Cleaning Nabokov's House by Leslie Daniels

August 2020 - 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

August 2020 - I'm Still Here:  Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

September 2020 - Becoming by Michelle Obama

September 2020 - The Chiffon Trenches:  A Memoir by Andre Leon Talley

October 2020 - Perfect Once Removed:  When Baseball Was All the World to Me by Phillip Hoose

October 2020 - Except the Dying (Murdoch Mysteries Bk. 1) by Maureen Jennings

November 2020 - Live in Love:  Growing Together through Life's Changes by Lauren Akins

November 2020 - The Broken Road:  George Wallace and a Daughter's Journey to Reconciliation by Peggy Wallace Kennedy

December 2020 - The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

December 2020 - Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise by Mike Lupica

January 2021 - A Promised Land by Barack Obama

February 2021 - The Dig by John Preston

March 2021 - Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson

April 2021 - The Choice:  Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

May 2021 - Beautiful Things:  A Memoir by Hunter Biden

June 2021 - Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny

June 2021 - Laundry Love:  Finding Joy in a Common Chore by Patric Richardson, with Karin B. Miller

July 2021 - Live Your Life:  My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero by Amanda Kloots with Anna Kloots