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Book Review: The Whistler by John Grisham

I’ve read all of John Grisham’s legal thrillers, but this is the first time I can recall that the focus has been on corrupt judges. Yes, there have been some judges in a couple of his other novels, but this … Continue reading

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Book Club Read: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

This book was one of our most popular choices as a book club read. Usually there are a few members who don’t like the month’s choice, but for this book, only one person wasn’t crazy about it. In addition, we … Continue reading

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Book Review: In the Woods by Tana French

Adam, at the age of twelve, disappeared along with his two best friends in the woods near his home in Dublin. Two days later Adam was found standing gripping a tree with his fingernails, his shoes filled with blood, his … Continue reading

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Who Is Cork O’Connor?

The easy answer is: A character created by William Kent Krueger. The tough answer is this: He’s a complicated guy who has grown and developed throughout fifteen novels. He’s not perfect, but very likable. Cork O’Connor was a cop who … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

The Great Reckoning is the twelfth time I’ve been invited into Armand Gamache’s world, (not counting my rereads). Every time it has been an absolute treat. It’s very similar to is a well planned and eagerly anticipated reunion with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Notorious RBG

by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik Published by Dey Street Books, October 2015 I am an admirer of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but after reading this book my position is different. I am now a fan. In fact, I now … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout has a way of observing people and then writing about them that really appeals to me. She does not look at someone and see just the public face most people show. No way. Elizabeth Strout likes to find … Continue reading

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Book Tour: All the Single Ladies

Author: Dorothy Benton Frank Publisher: William Morrow, Reprint: May 16, 2016 Let Summer Reading begin! A Dorothea Benton Frank novel is the right way to start the season. It’s light, fun, has a happy ending, makes you think about good … Continue reading

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Two Good Legal Thrillers: Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham

In Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham created Sebastian Rudd, the kind of fictional character I like to spend time with. He ’s a solid defense attorney. He has a passion for people who seem to be getting railroaded by corrupt or … Continue reading

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