Monthly Archives: January 2018

Family By Choice

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg is a philosophical tale about life. The recent fiction novel centers on a widower named Arthur, his unhappy neighbor Lucille, and a high school loner named Maddy. During one of Arthur’s daily … Continue reading

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Louisa Abroad

Still Me by Jojo Moyes is the latest installment of the Louisa Clark story which began in Me Before You. This novel finds Louisa in New York City working as a personal assistant to the second wife of a wealthy … Continue reading

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The Polish Front

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is a 2017 book based on World War Two events experienced by the author’s Jewish ancestors. I have read many books about the war, but this is the first I think I have … Continue reading

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Eye of Newt

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman is a relatively new novel by one of my favorite authors. This story takes place in New York during the turbulent sixties. The main characters are siblings who share a secret. Franny, Jet, … Continue reading

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In Review

This is Your Life Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison is a fictional novel about a 78-year-old widow who, as the narrator bounces back and forth in time, revisits a variety of events in her life. At the same time, Harriet … Continue reading

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Curiosity and a Cat

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain is a translated novella written by a French author. I love the premise of this story about a divorced bookseller who discovers an expensive lady’s handbag sitting atop a garbage pile and the repercussions which … Continue reading

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Letters Across the Pond

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb is a new novel and the last of my holiday reading. The title however, is deceptive. This is a love story about a group of friends and family and their … Continue reading

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