Monthly Archives: August 2014

NIght Film by Marisha Pessl

There is a fine line between obsession and the need to find the truth, but for journalist, Scott McGrath, the line is even more blurred, especially when it comes to the reclusive cult film director Stanislas Cordova.  A few years … Continue reading

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About Grace by Anthony Doerr

When we first meet David Winkler he is boarding a plane, and returning home for the first time in twenty-five years. Back then he had been a husband, and a father working as a staff meteorologist at a TV station … Continue reading

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I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

The Pilgrim is the code name of a covert US operative who has retired in Paris. He had been the lead player in a highly complex Russian operation and although it was ultimately successful it seemed best to  walk away … Continue reading

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A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

Dr. John Taylor, a renowned plastic surgeon who specialized in treating disfigured children is found dead in a hotel room under suspicious circumstances. Detective Samantha Adams, of Palo Alto, whose work usually entails nothing more complicated than stolen bicycles or … Continue reading

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The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Sometimes reading a book becomes a long term commitment, in this case, a commitment of 23 years and counting!  When I read Outlander, the first book in this series in the early 1990’s I was hooked by the characters, the … Continue reading

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