Monthly Archives: October 2017

It’s In There

The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra had been sitting on my bookcase for the longest time. Encountering it recently while sorting books prompted me to read it! I’ve read similar stories based on hidden messages in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces … Continue reading

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Troubled Water

What is it All But Luminous: Notes from an underground man by Art Garfunkel is an autobiography I looked forward to with sincere interest. I am sorry to report how disappointed I was in it. Ever-changing fonts and layouts where … Continue reading

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The London Season

Past Imperfect by Julian Fellows was published in 2008. I happened upon it recently at the library. I am grateful I did because I loved it! This is a “What If” story about an extremely wealthy Englishman named Damian who, … Continue reading

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Held Hands

A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson is a wonderful memoir. In it, the author traces the interesting lives of seven generations of women in her family. Beginning with a famous great-great-grandmother who was a European flamenco dancer, and … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is a highly publicized novel which came as a disappointment to me. Although there were things I liked about the book, the positives were far outweighed by negative reactions I had to a number of … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is a recent random pick off the library shelf. I didn’t realize at the time that I’d previously read and abandoned another of this author’s books. This time, I completed the … Continue reading

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Triple Jeopardy

The U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos is comprised of three historical fiction novels – The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money. Published in 1938, the style of the books is unique. In addition to fictional stories, the author … Continue reading

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