Monthly Archives: November 2016

Daydreamer

The Heart of Henry Quantum by Pepper Harding is a novel about a young man named Henry who lives and works in San Francisco. Henry has a tendency to daydream — often! He is married to all woman who works … Continue reading

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Showdown

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore is a wonderful historical fiction based on events which occurred in the late eighteen hundreds. In this story, we find Thomas Edison at war with George Westinghouse over who has patent rights … Continue reading

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Top Books 2016

In 2016, I read 16 books which in my opinion, were top notch. Here they are listed in the order in which they were read: 1. Lily and the Octopus       2.  A Gentleman in Moscow     … Continue reading

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Saab

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait. Ove is a 59-year-old man living … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Fence

Glory Over Everything Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom is thematically similar to a book I reviewed not long ago about a light-skinned African-American woman passing as white. This excellent book is set in the early eighteen-hundreds prior to … Continue reading

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Red Ball

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley moved me from laughter to tears. I knew absolutely nothing about this novel other than its catchy title and popularity which further increased my astonished reaction to it. When Ted, a forty-something gay … Continue reading

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Wandering Exiles

I began reading The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa on the anniversary of The Night of the Broken Glass.  It was coincidental, not purposeful. I finished the novel on Armistice Day. The timing was perfect and the book quite … Continue reading

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