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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet is Tim Winton’s saga of two working-class Australian families who come to share a large house together in an attempt to recover after disaster strikes both families. I loved the charm of the Pickle and Lamb families and Winton’s … Continue reading

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The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

Years ago I read Louise Erdrich’s award winning novel, Love Medicine, and although I appreciated her literary talents, her depiction of Native American life in my home state, North Dakota, was depressing.  For that reason I have been reluctant to … Continue reading

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The Great Hurricane: 1938 by Cherie Burns

When I needed a book set in Rhode Island for my 52 Books Around the USA Challenge, I was stumped.  Certain states are really, really difficult to find.  I had recently read a book about a natural disaster, So Terrible … Continue reading

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One Summer by David Baldacci

Baldacci has written an emotionally charged novel about the tragedy that befalls the Armstrong family and a miracle that turns their lives upside down. I found the One Summer sappy, but I still enjoyed it. To my eyes it seemed written … Continue reading

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Forgotten Country by Catherine Chung

Set in Michigan and South Korea, Forgotten Country is the story of a daughter who begins to understand that family ties are more than mere obligation.  Janie left Korea as a young girl with her parents and baby sister, when … Continue reading

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You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty by Dave Berry

You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty: Dave Barry On Parenting And Other Topics He Knows Very Little About This was a quick, fun read that made me laugh. (I like how his titles are longer than my book reviews.) … Continue reading

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The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith

Most of us are familiar with Alexander McCall Smith’s charming series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.  I’ve read several and loved them all.  So, when my aunt handed me The Sunday Philosophy Club, she didn’t have to convince me … Continue reading

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