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Till Death Do Us Part

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella is a light summer read about a married couple who are informed by a doctor that in addition to the ten years they have already been together, they can expect another 68! That prompts them to … Continue reading

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Fighting for Life

Native Son by Richard Wright is a Top 150 novel published in 1940. It is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read. This story about a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas living in the slums on … Continue reading

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What I Remember

Someone by Alice McDermott was such a good novel that I listened to it twice. In it, a woman named Marie looks back on her early life in Brooklyn in the years before and following World War Two. Her vivid … Continue reading

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Behind the Lens

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng finally found its way to me. I’ve wanted to read this popular novel for quite some time. Now that I have, I offer the following thoughts on it. This story begins with the huge … Continue reading

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Vivre

The Little French Bistro by Nina George is a fictional novel about a German woman named Marianne who, while vacationing in Paris, decides to attempt suicide by jumping in the Seine. Unhappily married to a selfish man for many years … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

For Isabel, a Mandala by Antonio Tabucchi and translated by Elizabeth Harris is a small novel with a big message. This is a contemplative story about a dead Polish writer named Tadeus who returns to Earth from a star. His … Continue reading

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Slippery Riverbanks

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley is the latest novel in the Flavia de Luce mystery series. For those who have yet to meet this precocious young female detective, I recommend a gander at this series. … Continue reading

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