Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Tiger’s Wife by Te’a Obreht

The Tiger’s Wife is a first novel by Tea Obreht (b.1985!) that has been recognized and named as one of the best books of 2012 by publications ranging from Vogue and Oprah Magazine to the Wall Street Journal and The … Continue reading

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Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus

With such a provocative title-Snow White Must Die-I was immediately drawn to this book and it did not disappoint!  Set in a small German town outside of Frankfurt this book tells the story of a love affair gone wrong, a … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Last year I read “Devil in the White City,” which is a fascinating historical account of the World’s Fair held in Chicago in 1893 and the serial killer who was using that venue to stalk and kill his victims. So … Continue reading

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Canada by Richard Ford

The first sentences are what draw you into Canada by Richard Ford. “First, I’ll tell you about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders that happened later.” And with those few words you fall into the world of … Continue reading

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Sloan

I was on vacation last week and had to stock up on a variety of books for my trip.  One of the gems I found was Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It is one of those feel … Continue reading

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