Category Archives: Fiction

The Dry by Jane Harper

The Dry is set in rural Australia. Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his hometown to mourn, and inevitably investigate, his best friend’s apparent murder-suicide. Falk is a regular guy, not a super-cop, his regular beat involves investigating financial crimes. … Continue reading

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The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Maia D’Apliese is one of six girls adopted by a wealthy bachelor, raised in a mansion on the shores of Lake Geneva.  When “Pa Salt” mysteriously dies, each daughter is given a clue to their ancestry.  The Seven Sisters is the … Continue reading

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

With all the five star reviews, I expected a lot more from this novel.  Basically it’s a story of a grumpy old man with a sad past.  He is called the bitter neighbor from hell, but eventually he finds love and … Continue reading

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Imagine Ebola only a million times worse.  That’s the premise for Station Eleven, an apocalyptic novel of a virus that infects immediately and leaves the patient dead within 48 hours. The author imagines that scenario as a group of virus-free people … Continue reading

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The Power And The Glory by Graham Greene

Set in the 1930’s in a remote section of Mexico, Graham Greene’s classic The Power and the Glory tells a tale of two priests:  Padre Jose and “The Whiskey Priest” during a time when the local government has outlawed religion and … Continue reading

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Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Captain Charles Hunter isn’t your ordinary sea captain.  The year is 1665 and Captain Hunter is a privateer in search of riches in the cut-throat world of Jamaica’s Port Royale.  With a nod from the island’s governor, Captain Hunter gathers … Continue reading

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbs Out The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Allan Karlsson, resident of a Swedish nursing home, escapes out a window on the day they’re hosting an important celebration for Karlsson’s 100th birthday.  A crazy chase involving the centenarian, a suitcase filled with money, some people he meets along … Continue reading

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