Category Archives: Non Fiction

Books to Read For an Alaskan Cruise! (Part One)

This summer our extended family is going on an Alaskan cruise! There will be 20 of us and we will be celebrating some important milestones on this trip, from birthdays (80 and 90 years old) to a big 60th wedding … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. Looking at just the outline of the author’s personal story:  His grandparents, “dirt poor and in love,” move to Middletown in order to escape the poverty … Continue reading

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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Rhoda Janzen realized her marriage had ended when in the middle of the night the phone rang and her husband’s male lover asked to speak with him. Soon after that Rhoda was in a car accident leaving her seriously injured. … Continue reading

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The Ambassador’s Wife by Jake Needham

There was no doubt that the woman on the bed in the Marriott Hotel in Singapore was dead.  It would take awhile to make any identification, however, since her face had been beaten so badly she was unrecognizable. She was … Continue reading

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Felicity by Mary Oliver

Somewhere along the way I have fallen in love with Mary Oliver and her poetry. It wasn’t something that I was looking for, and it didn’t happen overnight, but slowly but surely her words crept into my heart and have … Continue reading

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

After her father died, Helen Macdonald seemed to die a little too. A naturalist and historian, she was completing her research fellowship at a university in England when her father’s unexpected death throws her off course, overwhelmed by her fierce … Continue reading

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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

On July 20, 1910, two suspects wanted for murder, boarded the SS Montrose in Antwerp.  The ship was bound for Quebec City, Canada and   three hours into the voyage, as Captain Henry George Kendall was making his rounds, he … Continue reading

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