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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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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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An Accident

Faithful by Alice Hoffman reinforced my admiration for her work. In this novel, a seventeen-year-old girl named Shelby is driving a car when it hits a patch of ice causing permanent brain damage to her best friend who was riding … Continue reading

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Happy Endings

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Swedish author, Katarina BivaldĀ  is a book lover’s book. Recently translated into English, I think this book is a treasure. Amy and Sara are book-loving pen pals. At Amy’s invitation, Sara arrives in … Continue reading

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Daydreamer

The Heart of Henry Quantum by Pepper Harding is a novel about a young man named Henry who lives and works in San Francisco. Henry has a tendency to daydream — often! He is married to all woman who works … Continue reading

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Saab

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait. Ove is a 59-year-old man living … Continue reading

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