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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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Run For Your Life

The Paragon Hotel by Lindsay Faye is a recent novel which took me by surprise. The author used this fictional story to draw a parallel between two dark organizations which didn’t appear similar to me. In this story, we find … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision

Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis is a novel I picked-up at library sale. It’s publication date of 1924 and recognition of the author’s name convinced me it was a worthy addition to my library. Lewis was offered a Pulitzer Prize for … Continue reading

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What Jackie Said

The Editor by Steven Rowley is a recently published historical fiction novel in which a young author named James Francis Smale finds himself sitting in a conference room at a major New York publisher. Nervous and curious, he is about … Continue reading

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Missing My Mother

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy is a touching novel about a man named Myshkin whose mother abandoned him when he was 9-years-old. After reading the first line of the book, I had a tough time putting … 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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