Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Map of Betrayal: A Novel by Ha Jin

One of my favorite TV shows is The Americans on FX.  The story is about deep cover Soviet agents who infiltrated and operated in the US during the end of the Cold War. What is fascinating to me is how … Continue reading

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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Our narrator is a repulsive man. A self obsessed pornagrapher and drug user, he is driving on a lonely stretch of wilderness road with an open bottle of bourbon in his lap. As he reaches for it the bottle it … Continue reading

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The Accident by Chris Pavone

New York literary agent, Isabel Reed has just stayed up all night reading a manuscript that appeared anonymously in her office.  It was so explosive and good that she couldn’t put it down, and she is no convinced that this … Continue reading

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All Soul’s Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Witches, magic, hidden manuscripts, a sexy vampire, time travel- it is all here in this wonderful trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Beginning in A Discovery of Witches we are introduced to Diana Bishop, a descendant of  one of the Salem witches … Continue reading

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Year in Summary for 2014

It is always interesting to look back and see what my reading year was like-the highs, the lows, the books I tried to like, but just couldn’t and the ones that surprised me and made me glad that I read … Continue reading

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