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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was on the verge of completing his residency to become the neurosurgeon he always dreamed of being, when he noticed that he was losing weight and a persistent back ache was making it hard to get through … 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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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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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

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Please Do Not Disturb by Robert Glancy

I been trying to step out of my reading comfort zones by choosing books from less familiar authors, different genres and from different geographic areas.  So when I read a review about this book by a relatively new author and … Continue reading

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Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

Sheldon Horowitz agreed to move to Norway to live with his granddaughter Rhea and her husband Lars.  If he had known there were only 1,000 Jews in all of Norway he might have made a different choice, but after his … Continue reading

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