Monthly Archives: November 2013

Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott

I have appreciated Anne Lamott’s wisdom and spiritual honesty for quite a while now.  Her earlier books; Traveling Mercies (2000) and Plan B (2006) were both books that I found to be wise, honest, funny and profound.  This new book … Continue reading

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Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

Patrick Gamble is leaving his life in California and moving to Oregon to live with his mother while his father. who is in the military. is deployed for twelve months.  He gets on the plane  after saying an awkward good … Continue reading

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The Circle by David Eggers

Mae Holland has finally gotten her dream job! Through her connection to Annie, her best friend, who works at the social network giant called The Circle, Mae was able to snag an interview and she was hired!  The Circle, whose … Continue reading

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A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

I love it when books begin with a warning as this one does: “this series will contain frozen mountains, foetid swamps, hostile foreigners, hostile fellow countrymen, the occasional hostile family member, bad decisions, misadventures in orienteering, diseases of an unromantic … Continue reading

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The Company by Robert Littell

It is December 31, 1950, in East Berlin. Jack McAuliffe, along with several other more seasoned operatives from the CIA are waiting for a defector to show up. When the high ranking Russian intelligence officer appears he says that he … Continue reading

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