Category Archives: Literary Fiction

Book Review: Red Leaves by Paulina Simons

A few weeks ago, a fellow book-lover and I were having a conversation about how we’ve each gotten into a “reading rut” – each of us reading only our favorite genres. We tried to describe what kind of book we’d … Continue reading

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One Set of Characters In Two Different Books

Once upon a time there was a girl named Emma Woodhouse. And, once upon a time there was a girl named Emma Woodhouse. The first story was created by Jane Austen in 1816 and the second story by Alexander McCall … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

So many of my book-loving friends have told me about how much they enjoyed this book. Now I finally see what they were talking about. I actually came to the author through his Cork O’Connor mysteries. Those are quite delightful. … 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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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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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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Two Books By JoJo Moyes: Me Before You and After You

Me Before You is the story of how Louisa Clark, a twenty-something single woman still living at home in small-town England. Her life changes when she is hired by a wealthy family to be a companion/care-giver to a quadriplegic man, … Continue reading

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