Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

On a farm in northern Wisconsin, Edgar Sawtelle lives with his parents, Gar and Trudy. ┬áBorn mute he communicates in sign language, helping his parents with the work on the farm and with the breeding and training of the famous … Continue reading

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Broken Harbor by Tana French

If you have not yet read Tana French you are in for a treat! After reading A Faithful Place a couple of years ago I was hooked, and each book I have read since has lived up to my expectations! … Continue reading

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John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk

This book is a rich feast-a historical novel about a boy’s coming of age; rising from starving orphan to one of the most accomplished cooks of his age. Set in the 17th century against the backdrop of Cromwell and the … Continue reading

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Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

According to anthropologists cooking literally changed our lives! Before we learned to cook people spent hours hunting and gathering food and ate it raw, and then, because raw food was not easily digested, we quickly got hungry and had to … Continue reading

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The Dinner by Herman Koch

Set in Amsterdam, The Dinner starts out simply-two brothers and their wives are meeting for dinner. But this dinner is no casual date night; they are meeting to discuss the horrific thing that their two sons have done and what … Continue reading

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