Monthly Archives: November 2017

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan completely enchanted me with Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. So when I found out he had a new book called Sourdough, I was completely intrigued. I was not disappointed! In this new book Sloan tackles foodie culture and bread … Continue reading

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Some books are like a cat that curls up purring on your lap, looking up at you with all the affection and mystery a cat can muster and you are, of course, immediately beguiled and entranced with this unexpected and … Continue reading

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Death in a Strange Country by Donna Leon

It is always interesting to see what people from other countries think about Americans. When I read and come across descriptions of Americans, I confess to taking vicarious pleasure in seeing how Americans are often ridiculed and mocked for their … Continue reading

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The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

I am often haunted by books that initially I would not have thought had that power.  These are books that usually are quietly subversive, working their way into your heart slowly without a lot of drama or fireworks. Anita Shreve … Continue reading

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