Monthly Archives: July 2017

My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

My Review: I received multiple copies of My Life with Bob as a gift for my birthday; evidently several people believed I would enjoy it and of course, they were right!  As a reader, what’s not to like about a … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

My Review: An unexpected treasure; this surprisingly touching story is about Eleanor Oliphant, an odd character with traits reminiscent of eccentric and lovable Don Tillman from The Rosie Project and maybe even oddball Ove from A Man Called Ove.  In Eleanor … Continue reading

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Refuge by Dina Nayeri

My Review:   In the late 1980s, Niloo, then 8 years old, left Iran with her mother and brother, thinking her dentist father would meet up with them soon after.   As it turned out, this daddy’s girl only saw … Continue reading

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A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass

My Review: In author Julia Glass’s latest, character driven novel, A House Among the Trees, Mort Lear, a famous children’s author, vaguely reminiscent of Maurice Sendak, unexpectedly falls to his death off the roof of his Connecticut home in a … Continue reading

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The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

My Review: Nothing wrong with a quick departure from reality as you become wholeheartedly absorbed in the suspense of The Good Widow.  Jacks answers her front door to find two police officers telling her the shocking news that her husband … Continue reading

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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

My Review: I spent the entire time reading this book shaking my head. Wincing as one girl after another lost a tooth and another tooth and had jaw bones removed and suffered leg pain …limping, amputations, bedridden and then painful … Continue reading

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