Tag Archives: relationships

Improvement by Joan Silber

My Review: Connecting 1970s Turkey and New York today, 72 year old author Joan Silber, winner of the 2018 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction weaves a tapestry of interpersonal connections and shows how relationships bind us together and decisions have widespread … Continue reading

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman

  My Review: Tin Man, a tender and beautiful story, is heartbreaking and wonderfully moving.  At twelve years old, Ellis and Michael become friends.  They both have difficult family lives and less than stellar relationships with their fathers.  They spend … Continue reading

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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center

My Review: How to Walk Away is a fast paced linear story, with flawed characters facing the challenges of tragedy, secrets and ultimately growth.  It is easy to read and perfect to bring along for a summer weekend away! Occasionally predictable, … Continue reading

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A Marriage in Dog Years by Nancy Balbirer

My Review:  AVAILABLE IN JUNE! PRE-ORDER NOW! Author Nancy Balbirer takes us with her on the rocky journey of life as we see her joy filled marriage filled with hopes and dreams blossom then fizzle, at the same time her … Continue reading

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The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

My Review: The Rules Do Not Apply is a well written memoir about real life, disappointments, successes, grief and joy.  Ariel Levy has a compulsion for adventure, drawn to  untraditional relationships and the need to become “the kind of woman … Continue reading

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Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

My Review: I am a huge fan of Lisa Genova’s and have enjoyed and highly recommend her four previous novels, Still Alice, Inside the O’Brien’s, Left Neglected and  Love Anthony.  Genova has a degree in Biopsychology and a Ph.D. in … Continue reading

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The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

My Review: Pleasant Court is a family neighborhood where everyone is cordial and happy.  But author Sally Hepworth takes us behind closed doors and skillfully reveals secrets, lies and untruths.  A baby was left in a park, a mother lied … Continue reading

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The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

My Review: Amber Patterson has had a disappointing life and so she sets her eyes on a handsome, rich married man, Jackson Parrish, with her goal being to make him hers, in The Last Mrs. Parrish.  She befriends his lovely wife, … Continue reading

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One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson

My Review: Reading this book I was pleasantly surprised…it was not what I expected, knowing the author, Olaf Olafsson, a successful businessman, is the Executive Vice President of Time Warner and was responsible for introducing Sony PlayStation.  One Station Away … Continue reading

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