Category Archives: Fiction

On A Someday by Roxanne Henke

On a Someday is a novel about the challenges faced by fifty-somethings.  An empty nest, busy lives, looming retirement, aging parents – the main characters in this book, Jim and Claire Westin undergo a series of struggles and decisions. Henke … Continue reading

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Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Did I ever say I don’t appreciate teen novels?  Take foot place in mouth.  In the 2nd teen novel I’ve read this week, I was happily immersed in the post-apocalyptic world of Mike Mullin, where an eruption of the Super … Continue reading

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I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

From Goodreads: “Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful … Continue reading

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Love Is A Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Sheffield is a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, with a long career in reviewing pop culture and music.  Love is a Mix Tape is a beautiful memoir about the romance and untimely death of his wife Renee. I really enjoyed this … Continue reading

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Speaking From Among The Bones by Alan Bradley

Another in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, Ms. de Luce is determined to find the truth about the murder of the church organist, whose body was discovered in the tomb of St. Trancred. I’m not an avid fan of … Continue reading

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The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

From Goodreads: “The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and … Continue reading

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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

Pioneering was especially hard on women.  Author Glendon Swarthout wrote this novel to portray what might happen to women on the prairie who suffered from the loss of their mental faculties, due to the extreme hardships many endured. In the … Continue reading

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