Category Archives: Books

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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Book Review and Tour: A Lesson In Secrets

Author: Jaqueline Winspear Publisher: Harper Collina 2011 Maisie Dobbs is a woman who lives in England. In this story it’s 1932. She’s quite admirable. She was a poor housemaid when, at age 13, she was found reading in the mansion’s big … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Opposite of Everyone

Author: Joshilyn Jackson Publisher: William Morrow, 2016 The Opposite of Everyone was an absolute experience for me. This was not a casual turn-the-pages read. I was in the middle of the main character, Paula’s,  life—in the present and her past. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Circling the Sun

Author: Paula McLain Publisher: Ballantine Books, July 2015 Format: Audiobook narrated by Katherine McEwan (12 hours) Circling the Sun is the life story of Beryl Markham who was born in England in 1902. Beryl’s life was changed forever when her … Continue reading

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