Abigail Dalton

About Abigail Dalton

Abby Dalton has worked in publishing and the non-profit sector, first in New York and now in the Boston area. She currently works at a university in the northeast, and writes in her free time.

September 10, 2015

Best-selling Author Vanessa Diffenbaugh Is Back

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, whose debut, The Language of Flowers, enchanted us in 2012, is back with her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings.

August 31, 2015

War and Everything After: Louis de Bernieres's New Novel

Louis de Bernieres’s new novel, The Dust That Falls From Dreams, taps a familiar trope – but gives it wholly original meaning.

August 17, 2015

Must Love Food: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

It is a rare book that deserves the adjective 'charming,' and rarer still to find one that a reader finishes tearfully in line for coffee before work. Kitchens of the Great Midwest accomplishes both.

February 17, 2015

Step Back to the Glamour: A Touch of Stardust

Fans of old Hollywood and American history alike will find Kate Alcott’s A Touch of Stardust a charming distraction from modern-day stressors.

February 4, 2015

In Death as in Life: The Seventh Day by Yu Hua

In Yu Hua’s The Seventh Day, all is not as it seems, and it might take you a few pages to get your bearings. Once you do, Yu’s novel reveals itself to be a beautifully written, if surreal, journey through one man’s life in contemporary China.

November 18, 2014

To Know Penelope Fitzgerald: Hermione Lee's Brand-New Bio

Hermione Lee is the perfect author to create the biography of Booker Award-winning British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, for more reasons than one.

August 7, 2014

Cristal, Maybach, Diamonds on Your Timepiece: Emma Campion's A Triple Knot

A word to anyone about to read Emma Campion’s A Triple Knot: Readjust your expectations regarding children between the ages of seven and thirteen for the duration of the book.

June 26, 2014

If You Read One Vampire Novel in Your Life

Lauren Owen’s The Quick is the most unexpected vampire novel you’re likely to come across. Ever.

May 15, 2014

A Perfect, Literary Thriller: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s new novel, Bittersweet, explores the dark underbelly of the seemingly perfect family – and how imperfect they often are.

April 21, 2014

Family Under Fire: New Fiction from Carla Buckley

The Deepest Secret, for all of its own tragedy and human emotion, beautifully conveys what happens to families when their worlds are turned upside down, and they have to go on as we in the real world do every day.

April 2, 2014

From Frances Mayes, a New Kind of Memoir: Under Magnolia

Frances Mayes, beloved author of multiple memoirs of Tuscany, returns to her Southern roots for her latest work.

March 18, 2014

If You Loved The Goldfinch: The Anatomy Lesson

Longtime fans of art, neophytes, and fans of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch alike will find much to enjoy in Nina Siegal’s new novel, The Anatomy Lesson.

February 19, 2014

Before Sheryl Sandberg, There Was Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

Carol Berkin explores the life of one of history’s most interesting independent females in her new book, Wondrous Beaty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

November 12, 2013

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton: Man Booker Prize Proof

If one had initially regarded Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries – a tome coming in at just over 800 pages – with skepticism at its length and subject matter, news of Catton’s Booker Prize should have assuaged any remaining fears that it would be a slog.

October 28, 2013

Thomas Keneally’s The Daughters of Mars: A Brilliant WWI Novel

The author of The Schindler’s List is back with a fantastic new novel following two sisters during the events of the first World War.