Monthly Archives: March 2016

And You Are?

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst is a novel I discovered in the books on cd section of our library. Published in 2015, I am surprised I never heard of it! This is a fast-paced story written … Continue reading

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The Instigator

The 100 Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson is a comical romp through time and politics as told by a fictional, unpretentious centenarian named Allan. As the story begins, it is the 100th … Continue reading

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Stepping-Up to the Plate

Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour by Richard Zacks is a well-researched, in-depth book about the famous author’s financial problems which precipitated a speaking tour around the globe. I have always been a Twain … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita

100 Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi is an emotional story about a married man named Lucio who, just prior to his 40th birthday, discovers he has advanced cancer of the liver. Lucio has two young children, a dog who … Continue reading

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Growing

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma is an interesting new novel about a group of college chums residing in New York City. These twenty-somethings are a diverse group with the collective dream of making it on their … Continue reading

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Disconnected

The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce Carol Oates is a new novel about a man named Eli who suffers brain damage after contracting encephalitis and a woman named Margo who spends the majority of her adult life using him … Continue reading

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