Monthly Archives: March 2017

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

When I was younger I used to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports which had the famous tagline; “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport! The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat!” The shows … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

I think at some point in their lives everyone has wanted to be an FBI agent-at least I have! But it is the romanticized version that we see on TV or in the movies that attracts us, not the drudgery … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang; Translated by Deborah Smith

Some books are haunting because you can’t quite forget the images they put in your mind, but there are also books that haunt you because you feel that you are missing something terribly important, that is just out of reach. … Continue reading

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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

I love it when books open up a whole new world of ideas, history and perspective! This book certainly opened up a whole new part of  the world-Burma and Malaya-that I simply did not know much about. Ghosh gives us … Continue reading

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The Devils of Cardona by Matthew Carr

History repeats itself.  Which is why, I think I am drawn to historical fiction. It illuminates past human experience in a way that even those who are not historians can understand and appreciate our historical antecedents.  Of course you cannot … Continue reading

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