Category Archives: Literary Fiction

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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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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Siracusa by Delia Ephron

Sometimes the reviews just don’t get it right. Ephron’s Siracusa was hyped and well reviewed and was on everyone’s “Best Book” list. A New York Times Bestseller One of People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 (Fiction) A Washington … Continue reading

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Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles

I don’t usually do this but this time it is necessary! Spoiler Alert: Do not read this review if you have not already read the previous books- Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree! Mississippi Blood is the final installment in … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I needed a feel good, uplifting, “everything will turn out fine” kind of book recently. Not surprising, given the events of the last few weeks.  I was looking through my “To Read” list and this book with its quirky title … Continue reading

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The Girl In Green by Derek Miller

Although this is a story about the war in Afghanistan, it is not easily categorized either as a war story, or an action thriller. Instead it is one of those books that slowly seeps into your consciousness and sits there, … Continue reading

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Exposure by Helen Dunmore

I think we have hit a new bar in evaluating books.  It used to be that if a book held my attention  it was a great book. But now with all the drama going on in the White House and … Continue reading

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