Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Hatfields and McCoys

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J D Vance is a book I’ve been meaning to read for a long while. This is a sad, but true tale written by a young man who had … Continue reading

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Keep Swimming

Make Your Bed: Little things that can change your life … and maybe the world by William H. McRaven is a quick read with a message. Written by an Admiral/Navy Seal, this book grew out of a graduation speech he … Continue reading

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The Patsy

Gather Ye Rosebuds by Jeannette Covert Nolan is a delightful novel published in the 1940’s which I came across while searching for a different book in the Library of Congress catalog of books on tape. My gamble paid off which … Continue reading

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Living in Fear

The Siege and The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore are historical fiction novels based in Leningrad during World War Two. The first novel introduces a family of three Anna Levin, her 5-year-old brother, and her father who is a writer. Andrei … Continue reading

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Things We Cannot Change

The Sacrifice by Indrajit Garai is a collection of fictional short stories which I read in exchange for an honest review. The three stories in the novel introduce the reader to people who find themselves in exceptionally difficult circumstances. The … Continue reading

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Hold On I’m Coming

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce opens with the receipt of an unexpected letter from a former coworker who is dying in a distant city in England. Recently retired Harold encounters difficulty in writing an appropriate response. … Continue reading

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Open Your Eyes

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a fictional novel about a young woman named Eleanor living a solitary life in England who develops a crush on a local musician. After seeing him perform once, she decides he … Continue reading

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