Tag Archives: Books

Swiss Cheese

Olive Kitteridge¬†by Elizabeth Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher who lives in Maine. Olive is a controlling woman who thinks she knows better than everyone else. We’ve all known people like her. Understandably, she’s … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis is an incredible biography based on the life of Odette Sansom who left three young daughters alone while at the same time, … Continue reading

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Unsung Heroines

I just finished reading The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. It would be difficult for me to fully convey how deeply moved and impressed I am by this novel. This is a fictional history based on a female network of … Continue reading

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Bombs Away

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly turned-out to be a big disappointment for me. Even though I generally find merit in many World War II themed fiction books, I was kicking myself for following this one all the way … Continue reading

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Obsessed Genius

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson is a new biography based on the great master’s notebooks. Leonardo was a copious note taker so there’s a lot here to digest, but I learned much I never knew about his life and … Continue reading

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The Grudge

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin was recently made into a movie which was nominated for an Academy Award. Although I have yet to see the film, I decided to read the novel. Published in 1974, this is … Continue reading

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Servant of God

A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion #1) by Francine Rivers is another novel my niece Laura recommended. I am grateful because I enjoyed the message and also the historical nature of the book. This novel takes place … Continue reading

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