In addition to TLG's review of The Blue Line, be sure to check out more from the critics in this week's collected reviews:
Stephen O'Connor's Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemmings in which, Jean Zimmerman reports, Sally "comes thoroughly and thrillingly alive."
John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit by James Traub; Joseph Ellis tells us that "Traub devotes more space to Louisa Catherine than any previous Adams biographer, in part because she is so omnipresent in [Quincy's] journal." (This is an exciting piece of information, and my birthday is coming...)
Nina George's The Little Paris Bookshop, now out in paperback. I am extremely empathetic to Drew Gallagher's approach to this review, and leaves me intrigued - I may need to pick this one up.
The Madwoman Upstairs, a novel by Catherine Lowell in which the author "uses an intermingling of the Brontë novels and their authors, myth and fact, to create a compelling and enjoyable literary mystery and more" according to Lawrence Wayne Markert. (I'll remind y'all again...my birthday is coming.)