Category Archives: Fiction

The Widow by Fiona Barton

I always wonder what it must be like to be close to someone under suspicion or investigation for a heinous crime. First there must be the shock of it all, the constant news cycle and the glare of publicity. At … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

As issues around immigration have come to dominate the news cycle this year, this book by Isabel Allende could not be more prescient or timely. A story told by three people who unexpectedly encounter one another under bizarre and terrifying … Continue reading

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The Book of Secrets by Elizabeth Arnold

Nate and Chloe have known each other since they were young children. At that time they bonded over the Narnia series of books by C.S. Lewis which they read together with his sisters and mother-the reclusive Sinclair family.  Now many … Continue reading

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The classic tales of Greek heros and gods have always intrigued me. What was their purpose in telling these stories? What were they trying to explain? The complicated relationships between the gods and humans and the un-godlike behavior and emotions … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of the Truth by Michael Connelly

These books by Michael Connelly about Detective Bosch are some of my favorite detective novels. Bosch is both noble and broken.  He is a great detective but terrible at relationships. He has trouble realting to his daughter, his half brother, … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn has a reputation for unexpected plot twists, unreliable narrators and surprising characters as in her runaway best seller Gone Girl.  In Sharp Objects, (now a HBO series) which was written prior to Gone Girl, Flynn shows she was … Continue reading

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The narrator of The Sellout had a peculiar childhood. Raised by his father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject of some racially charged and controversial studies. He always believed, that the pioneering work that his father was … Continue reading

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