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Slight of Hand

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister is an interesting novel about a young girl who leaves home after being mentally and physically abused by a young man who lives and works on the farm where she resides with her mother … Continue reading

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Water, Water, Everywhere

The Johnstown¬†Flood by David McCullough is another fine history by one of my favorite authors. It is a thoroughly researched story of a disastrous flood which occurred in Pennsylvania in the late 1800’s.¬† Scores of innocent people lost their lives … Continue reading

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Observations

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney is a poignant novel about an 85-year-old woman taking a solitary walk in New York City on New Year’s Eve in the mid-eighties. At one time, Lillian attained the honored place of … Continue reading

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Bronson Revealed

March by Geraldine Brooks (2005) is a fabulous novel about the father of the March girls made famous in the beloved novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Mr. March is absent throughout most of Alcott’s novel and Brooks has … Continue reading

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Farmed-Out

It has taken me a while to read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, but I thought the book, which is being adapted for a movie, was interesting. It is the story of two orphaned women, one is a teenager … Continue reading

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Yada yada yada

The Whole Town’s Talking is the latest novel by Fannie Flagg. It was an enjoyable way to begin my 2017 reading in my new home with a book from my new library. Flagg is one of my favorite authors and … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch That Dial

Radio Girls by Sarah-Jane Stratford is a historical fiction novel based on the early days of BBC radio and a key female producer named Hilda Matheson. In part, this is a mystery novel which is told from the point-of-view of … Continue reading

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