Mysteries of the heart

brooklynHuman mysteries abound in these novels.   “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson offers “a vivid mural of what it was like to grow up African-American in Brooklyn during the 1970s.’    “Heroes of the Frontier” by Dave Eggers is a “picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale”  about a woman who abruptly decamps from Ohio with her two children to a small town in Alaska called Homer .  “The Midnight Watch” by David Dyer plumbs the Titanic story from a new angle. As the doomed liner went down,  a passing liner, The Californian, saw Titanic’s signal flares but failed to respond.   When watch officer Herbert Stone and captain Stanley Lord learned of the sinking, they attempt to hide their role in the disaster.

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