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A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

After reading A Widow for One Year, I was convinced John Irving was one of the greatest authors of all time.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another of his novels.  A Prayer for Owen Meany received so many accolades, … Continue reading

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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The summer of 1961 was a memorable one for 13 year old Frank Drum.  It’s Minnesota, and Twins are playing for the first time. More importantly, that summer, people are turning up dead in Frank Drum’s small town of New … Continue reading

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On The Sickle’s Edge by Neville Frankel

Set in the 20th century and spanning generations, On the Sickle’s Edge chronicles a Jewish family’s struggle to survive in Soviet Russia.  Lena Shtein, born in South Africa of Latvian parents, suffers her first loss at birth.  Following the death of her mother … Continue reading

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The Duck Commander Family by Willie Robertson

The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty; co-written by Korie Robertson, Mark Schlabach Willie Robertson’s tribute to his family and business. It is poorly written but it’s honest and humorous in places. The Robertsons have … Continue reading

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Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins

I’ve got to hand it to Goodreads.  I never would have even heard of this book if it weren’t for the reading friends I’ve made there.  And that would have been a shame, because Evidence of Things Unseen is going … Continue reading

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Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Continuing on with my 52 Books Around the World Challenge, Left To Tell is my selection for Rwanda.  As with many of the books set in Africa, it depicts the horrors of war.  The systematic genocide of an entire race … Continue reading

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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

The Sparrow is an odd novel- a mixture of science fiction and religion. It is not a perfect novel but it is pretty close. Russell writes very well, the characters are interesting and believable, and the plot was fascinating and … Continue reading

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