Tag Archives: San Francisco

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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I Spell My Name Danger

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett has long been one of my favorite movies. The novel by the same name is one of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This book reads almost verbatim to the movie and … Continue reading

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Unforgettable

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende was a huge disappointment to me. I have read other books by Allende and did not find this book to be anywhere near the exceptional quality I have come to expect from this author. … Continue reading

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Starting Over

I chose to read The Secret of the Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs because the title of the book intrigued me.  The novel however, did not meet my expectations.  It is a good story about a young Jewish widow who … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

Reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan made me feel like a gamer navigating a maze in the old computer game Zelda.  What a fun story this is, especially for someone who loves books!  After overcoming my shock of once again … Continue reading

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Regnad Kcin

Lucky Bastard by S. G. Browne is a really funny book.  A lifelong fan of “noir”, I marveled at this clever story about a young man with the ability to steal other people’s luck simply by shaking their hand.  Along the … Continue reading

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La Vida y la Muerte

In the mid-80’s, a friend gave me a book by Isabel Allende called Eva Luna.  I liked the book so much that it is still on my bookcase along with my other favorites.  When I saw another book by the … Continue reading

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