Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Case of the Missing Nightdress

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale is the award winning true story of the heinous murder of a three-year-old boy which occurred in England in 1860. Expertly researched, this book introduces the reader to the inception of police … Continue reading

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Dominoes

We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates is the story of a family of six whose lives take a disastrous turn after the only daughter, a junior in high school, is raped by a boy who is a year … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life

The Paragon Hotel by Lindsay Faye is a recent novel which took me by surprise. The author used this fictional story to draw a parallel between two dark organizations which didn’t appear similar to me. In this story, we find … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision

Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis is a novel I picked-up at library sale. It’s publication date of 1924 and recognition of the author’s name convinced me it was a worthy addition to my library. Lewis was offered a Pulitzer Prize for … Continue reading

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War, What is it Good For?

I recently completed two books which shared an historical connection Flyboys: A True Story Of Courage by James D. Bradley and The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan. The first is non-fiction and the second, fiction, but both take place … Continue reading

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O H I O

The Pioneers by David McCullough is a new release by one of my most admired historian writers. This book is derived from actual accounts originally written by people who were early settlers of the newly acquired purchase of territory bordering … Continue reading

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Thanks Mom

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts has been patiently waiting on my to be read pile for years. In honor of all mothers, I’m happy to report I finally read it! This collection of stories about … Continue reading

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