Monthly Archives: June 2013

Siempre

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice is a recent fictional novel about a woman named Julia whose teenage daughter committed suicide 5 years earlier.  When Julia goes to Malibu to house sit for her uncle, she meets an illegal Mexican … Continue reading

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Le Nez

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro is an enjoyable, recent novel about a young married woman from England who receives a surprise letter from an attorney in Paris notifying her that she received an inheritance from a woman she never … Continue reading

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Clouds of Memory

Have you ever read a book you loved so much that it left you with a golden glow? TransAtlantic by Colum McCann is one of those books.  This is one I could not wait to read after reading McCann’s earlier … Continue reading

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Delicious

The title of The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore whet my appetite for a good down-home book about female relationships.  This book delivers a huge helping of humor, sentiment, and sage advice. Moore’s novel revolves around three … Continue reading

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Blossoming in America

The Cooked Seed is a new memoir by well-known author Anchee Min.  This interesting story recounts Ms. Min’s experiences in Communist China and her immigration to the U.S. It is a gripping story filled with struggle, heartbreak, and loss, tempered … Continue reading

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Incomprehensible

The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III came to my attention via a recommendation from one of my favorite authors (Peter Orner).  I have heard of Dubus’s other well-known work, The House of Sand and Fog, but this … Continue reading

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