Tag Archives: New York City

Desire

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser was published in 1900 and is another Top 150 novel. The title of the book led me to believe this would be a story about a nun. I couldn’t have been further from the truth! … Continue reading

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What Can’t Be Seen

What I didn’t realize until the end of Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow, was that it is historical fiction based on the lives of the reclusive Collyer brothers who resided in New York City during the last century. Homer … Continue reading

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Telling Truths

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is a novel I will hold close to my heart for years to come. Long-listed for the Man Booker Award, this is a story about Lucy, a woman who recollects a time … Continue reading

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Females Only

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis is a novel I really enjoyed. The story takes place in two different eras, but the transitions between the them are very smooth and I was impressed. The setting of the story is the well-known … Continue reading

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And You Are?

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst is a novel I discovered in the books on cd section of our library. Published in 2015, I am surprised I never heard of it! This is a fast-paced story written … Continue reading

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Growing

Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma is an interesting new novel about a group of college chums residing in New York City. These twenty-somethings are a diverse group with the collective dream of making it on their … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt

Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa by Ben Constable is a strange novel.  From the first page I felt captured in a tale.  It is so unlike any I’d ever read.   The further I got into the book, the more … Continue reading

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