Category Archives: Fiction

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Just this week Oprah made a speech at the Golden Globes Award Ceremony that grabbed headlines all over the world. In it she envisioned a different kind of world for women and   said: So I want all the girls watching … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

I discovered Louise Penny and her wonderful Inspector Gamache earlier this year and was enchanted by her insightful and soulful writing. In reading The Beautiful Mystery I was enchanted all over again. This is certainly a series to read and … Continue reading

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In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

I admit that I have been going through a low grade Downton Abbey withdrawal. I have tried to fill this void with other period dramas but somehow they just don’t get at that little knot of longing for haughty Mary … Continue reading

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P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy Translated by Sam Taylor

Sometimes you just want to read a story about two people who fall in love. Not a Nicholas Sparks kind of love story, but a more realistic, contemporary, complicated story about two imperfect people who find each other. Well, voilá, … Continue reading

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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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