Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

What would you do if you knew when you would die? This is the question at the core of The Immortalists.  Benjamin explores the connection between destiny and choice, our longing to live fully and our fear that death will rob … Continue reading

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Texas in the early days after the Civil War is a dangerous and rough place for any travelers. For Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd,  who roams north Texas giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences who are hungry for news … Continue reading

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A River in the Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa, translated by Risa Kobayashi

Back in November when I saw that young soldier make his daring escape from North Korea , I began to wonder what motivated him to escape and also what his life would be like now that he is free. So when I … Continue reading

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

There are always events in our lives that create a clear demarcation point; a point of reference where the before and the after is very clear. The most obvious, at least for me, was when our children were born; you … Continue reading

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On Vacation!

Dear Friends, I am on vacation right now! I am reading many books and will be back next week to share the new and wonderful treasures that I read while I was away. In the meantime enjoy this picture of … Continue reading

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