Monthly Archives: February 2016

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

After her father died, Helen Macdonald seemed to die a little too. A naturalist and historian, she was completing her research fellowship at a university in England when her father’s unexpected death throws her off course, overwhelmed by her fierce … Continue reading

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Confession of the Lioness: A Novel by Mia Couto and translated by David Brookshaw

The remote village of Kulumani, Mozambique is under attack. For weeks now something has been stalking the women of the village and killing them. They are the vicious bloody attacks of a wild animal, probably lions, who now have a … Continue reading

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Romance in the Air: A Collection of Notable Romance Books

Although it is not quite Valentine’s Day it seemed appropriate to share with you some of the romance books I have read and enjoyed. ¬†Romance is a difficult genre, often over looked and disparaged as not “good enough,” in much … Continue reading

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Fool’s Assassin and Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb

Many years ago I read Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice¬†and was introduced to FitzChivalry Farseer and the Fool. I fell in love with the characters and the world that Hobbs had created. I read the two other books in the trilogy but … Continue reading

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