Monthly Archives: December 2013

Silent Sorrow

I conclude my 2013 reading with Helen in Love by Rosie Sultan.  The historical fiction novel is a sad one based on a romantic interlude in the life of Helen Keller, the famous blind, mute, deaf woman known worldwide. I … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Mastermind:  How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova could not have come at a better time for me.  I’ve recently been subjected to brain MRI’s, subsequently drawing on stored knowledge of the workings of the brain gleaned from … Continue reading

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Christmas for Kids

The Promise by Jackie French Koller is a children’s book which tells a sweet tale about two young boys and the first Christmas after their mother dies.  This is a touching story about miracles and the importance of tradition.  I … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson of Longmire fame, is a newly released holiday book.  Being unfamiliar with Johnson, this is my first experience of his work.  Sadly, I cannot say I enjoyed this book. This is a fictional story … Continue reading

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Top Ten 2013

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge by Peter Orner Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Ben Constable The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra The Dinner by Herman Koch The Unchangeable … Continue reading

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