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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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Book Review: Crossing by Michael Connelly

You would think that after 28 books Michael Connelly would have maybe one that might be off a bit. Afraid not. He just gets better and better. I think he really enjoys this whole creative writing process. In The Crossing, … Continue reading

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A Book Club Choice: The Arsonist by Sue Miller

I’ve said this before — our best book club selections are books in which half the members like the book and the other half don’t. It fills our discussions with so much depth and liveliness. This past week we met … Continue reading

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A Book Tour Stop For Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman

Lauren is a young woman with a big dream. She’s a gifted fashion designer, but her dream is to have her own line. She suffers a career stopping blow when a dress she designed and made for a teenaged TV … Continue reading

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A Great New Food Memoir: Only In Naples

Only In Naples: Lessons In Food and Famiglia From My Italian Mother-In-Law   Are you one of those people who likes to read cookbooks like a novel? When you travel, do you like eating the food that locals eat? Then … Continue reading

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Book Review: What You See by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Placing myself in the world of Jane and Jake makes me smile. I don’t smile about the fact that what consumes them for all the hours I’m with them is the death of someone. No, I smile because these are … Continue reading

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A Book Tour Stop: Journey To Munich by Jacqueline Winspear

You would think that by the time I got to the twelfth book in a series it would start to become a little weary, a little thin. What a lovely surprise it was to read Journey To Munich, and find … Continue reading

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A Good Food Book: New York in a Dozen Dishes

One of the best parts about visiting new places is tasting new foods and/or visiting new restaurants. It’s been ten years since I was last in New York City and I doubt I’ll be there anytime soon, but when I … Continue reading

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Come Meet Two Female Senators

I love following politics and the workings of government. I really do. Always have. But, as many have already said, it’s tough this year. For me this is the craziest year I’ve seen in a very long time. The impression … Continue reading

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