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Three Matthew Quick Novels

I recently went on a Matthew Quick kick. I had already seen the film “Silver Linings Playbook” more times than I can count at this point, and I was discussing it with my friendly local librarian. She suggested I read … Continue reading

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A Review of “Sisters of Shiloh”

I have never read any of Kathy Hepinstall‘s other works, so I did not know what to expect from this collaboration with her sister Becky. I was interested in reading a book authored by two sisters, about two sisters, even … Continue reading

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Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”

In the current social and political climate, I hesitate, as a middle-class white woman, to even attempt to discuss a book like “The Color Purple.” Written by Alice Walker, it is about several poor, uneducated, disadvantaged, abused women of African descent living … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Mountain Story”

“The Mountain Story” by Lori Lansens is not my typical fare, but something in the description on the jacket made me take it home from the library anyway. That turned out to be a good decision. A young man called … Continue reading

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A Review of “Crow Hollow” by Michael Wallace

I enjoyed “Crow Hollow” quite a bit. I tend to like historical fiction, and the early colonial American era is particularly appealing to me, so I had little doubt that I would find at least bits and pieces of this … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

This is apparently my 55th review on this blog. I probably should have made a bigger deal of #50, but I wasn’t paying attention and it slipped past unnoticed. (It was “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen, in case you … Continue reading

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A Review of “Survivor” by Chuck Palahniuk

When you read more than one book by a single author, it’s somewhat inevitable that you will end up comparing the books to each other. In most cases, I end up comparing everything by that author to the first book … Continue reading

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