Monthly Archives: August 2016

Peppino

Normally I save my recommendations on children’s books for the holidays, but two books by Ann Rubino recently came to my attention which I believe are wonderful and I wanted to share them with Bookwinked followers now. Peppino, Good as … Continue reading

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Isola Casa

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner is a lovely novel about four generations of a family living on a small island off the southern coast of Italy. Spanning the years during World War 1 and 2 … Continue reading

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Truly Free

No Dogs or Indians by Lisa Hare is a beautifully written novel about a young woman named Clara who owns and manages a sanctuary for wild mustang horses in Nebraska. In addition to training the horses, Clara and a therapist … Continue reading

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What History Teaches Us

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey is a powerful, beautifully written novel about an old man who has recently lost his beloved wife. Bereaved and waiting for his own death, the history professor stocks his pantry, holes himself … Continue reading

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Three Ring Circus

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs impressed me as a cross between Lost Horizon and Brigadoon with a touch of The Wizard of Oz. I don’t often read young adult books, but every now and then, I … Continue reading

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Revenge

The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy is a bittersweet novel about a young widow in India whose husband lost his life while on a mountain climbing expedition. Because she married a man of a different faith, Maya is estranged from … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Truth

My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930’s Alabama by Joseph Madison Beck is the remarkable true story of the life of the author’s father, Foster Beck. An attorney in Alabama, Beck defended an African-American male … Continue reading

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