Tag Archives: fiction 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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Familia

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea immediately draws its readers in when the main character states he’s going to be late for his mother’s funeral. A great hook usually leads to a great story as is the … Continue reading

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Stiff Upper Lip

Dear Mrs. Bird by A J Pearce is a novel I truly enjoyed! It takes place in London during the German blitzkrieg in WWII. Emmeline, the main character, is a woman in her early twenties who dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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From My Purr-spective

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is a recently published novel which has been translated from Japanese. The novel is written in the first-person. What makes it unique is that a cat named Nana is the narrator. Satoru is … Continue reading

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A Tale of Woe

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell had been lingering on my to-read list for way too long and I finally obtained a copy from our library two days ago! This popular fictional novel is the story of two high school students who … Continue reading

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The Glue

One Plus One is a recently published novel by Jojo Moyes. The book is billed as a love story, but I would additionally classify it as a story about single parenting. The heroine of this story is named Jess. I, … Continue reading

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