Tag Archives: love

Lottery by Patricia Wood

Perry is a developmentally disabled young man who lives with his grandmother.  Despite the fact that his immediate family want nothing to do with him, Perry lives a happy, good life.  He has his Gram, a good job, and a … 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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The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

In the opening pages of this novel, an eight year old her is mad at her mother.  Single mom is going out to celebrate her birthday with friends and on her way out the door, little girl makes a petulant … Continue reading

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A Well-Tempered Heart by Jean Philipp Sendker

The sequel to The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, this novel takes place ten years later, when Julia Win travels back to Burma for personal healing, and to solve a mystery that followed her back to the United States all those … Continue reading

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Angle Of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Stegner is one of those authors that needs to be savored, so take some time to read this work slowly and thoughtfully.  The novel presents a retired historian, Lyman Ward, in his attempt to compile the biography of his grandparents … Continue reading

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The Pact by Jodi Picoult

If I had to describe Jodi Picoult’s books, I would tell you that they are smart popular fiction with the goal of making you think.  Her books are always page-turners, so they are perfect when you are in a reading … Continue reading

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The Tell-Tale Heart by Jill Dawson

Taking place in Britain, the novel opens when a 50 year-old college professor receives a heart-transplant.  His donor is a teenaged boy involved in a motorcycle accident.   Author Jill Dawson sets the stage for a beautiful telling of the lives … Continue reading

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