Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

In Anne Tyler’s Clock Dance, readers follow Willa Drake from the ages of eleven to sixty-one and watch her make difficult decisions at every turn, choosing between broadening herself or shrinking herself to please others. As a child gamboling around the streets of 1950s Lark City, Pennsylvania, with her best friend Sonya, Willa must deal…

Aqua Follies by Liv Rancourt

Aqua Follies by Liv Rancourt

Liv Rancourt has captured the 1950s’ post-war exuberance, conformity, music and homophobia in a gloriously evocative narrative entitled Aqua Follies. This beautifully told tale stands as a warning to those who yearn for the way things used to be. It seems in our more enlightened times some have forgotten just how bad things could be…

The Gossip by Jenny Holiday

The Gossip is the second novella in Jenny Holiday’s ‘80s themed New Adult series, the New Wave Newsroom. It focuses on the staff working at a college newspaper and with a modern historical setting of the 1980s, will bring a wave of nostalgia to readers of a certain age (like myself) with its references to…

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