Category Archives: Literary Fiction

The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell

If you are a fan of Cornwell’s Saxon Tale’s series or started watching The Last Kingdom, a Netflix series based on these books you are going to be thrilled with this book, which is number ten in this series. I … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

England, 1976.¬† A long hot summer. A neighbor disappears. Two young girls, with time on their hands, decide to investigate the disappearance. What could go wrong? When Mrs. Creasy disappeared, ten year old Grace and Tilly, decide they will try … Continue reading

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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 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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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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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

Vinnie Milner is looking forward to her research trip to England. At 50 she is a professor at a prestigious university on the East Coast and a leading authority on children’s nursery rhymes, a rather esoteric subject not highly regarded … Continue reading

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