Monthly Archives: September 2016

Say What?

When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins threw me for a loop.  I went into this book expecting a “hilarious” true story about the American author and her French husband. What I discovered was a book … Continue reading

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Moon River

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote is the novella upon which the well-known movie by the same name is based. As is often the case, I liked the novella more than the movie. The story is different in many ways and, … Continue reading

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Puffin

When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro is a detective novel published in 2000. This is the third Ishiguro novel I have read and as in his other works, I enjoyed it. Told in the first-person by a man named … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Now

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been on my ‘to read’ list for quite a while.  Unfortunately, I listened to the psychological thriller during a night of thunderstorms!  Whew, what a ride that was! As you may … Continue reading

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Females Only

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis is a novel I really enjoyed. The story takes place in two different eras, but the transitions between the them are very smooth and I was impressed. The setting of the story is the well-known … Continue reading

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Strains of Vienna

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons left me disappointed and I am sorry I wasted time on it.  After reading Solomon’s more recent novel, I vowed to give her work another go. Once again, I sensed seeds of a … Continue reading

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Behind the Mask

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin is a stunning story based on the lives of Truman Capote and a cluster of women belonging to the New York jet set who befriended him. A real-life woman named Babe Paley … Continue reading

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