Category Archives: Fiction

The Master’s Muse by Varley O’Connor

I set aside April to read several books with ballet as a theme.  With this, my third book, I delve into the world of George Balanchine, the “master” of dancer and famed choreographer of the New York City Ballet.  The … Continue reading

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My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner

Do you love historical fiction?  Do you enjoy a gripping adventure?  Do you have the time to read a 600 page page-turner? If you answered “yes” to these questions, My Name is Resolute is a must read for you! The novel … Continue reading

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Shadows At Dawn by Karl Jakoby

Shadows at Dawn is a non-fiction work about the 1871 Camp Grant Massacre, when a group of vigilantes attacked an Apache camp, slaughtering mostly women and children.  The story is told from the perspectives of the four different peoples involved:  Anglo-Americans, … Continue reading

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The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The House Girl is a work of historical fiction about a 17 year old slave, Josephine Bell, who runs away from her master in 1852.  Fast forward to the 2004:  a New York City attorney, Lina Sparrow, is assigned to a … Continue reading

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Dancer by Colum McCann

Dancer is a work of fiction about the life of Rudolf Nureyev.  I am a balletomane.  I first became enchanted with the art form when I read a book about Vaslav Nijinski in high school.  Then my aunt took me … Continue reading

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The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Nix is Hill’s first book, but he’s been writing for some time and it shows. The book is engrossing but with lots of weird tangents that slowly weave themselves into a single theme. There are times the novel seems … Continue reading

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Black River by S.M. Hulse

This book was billed as a Western by Goodreads, but I would describe it as literature and art before I would use that term.  In short, I was blown away by Black River.  Hulse uses a former correctional officer to address … Continue reading

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