Tag Archives: Marian

Tomorrow by Damian Dibben

I was in my car coming home from an evening appointment when I heard this book being reviewed on NPR.  I bought it as soon as I got home and began reading it right away!  Who can resist a story … Continue reading

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Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Haruf is know for his gentle, soulful stories (Plainsong Trilogy, etc.) which are all set in the Holt Colorado, the  heartland of America. He comes at things from a slightly different perspective, always looking for the ways fostering relationships and … Continue reading

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A King’s Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman

This is the final book in Penman’s Plantagnets’ series. Starting with While Christ and His Saints Slept, Penman has followed the family’s complicated and tragic rise and fall. In Lionheart, Penman told the story of Richard’s rise to power and his … Continue reading

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

What would you do if you knew when you would die? This is the question at the core of The Immortalists.  Benjamin explores the connection between destiny and choice, our longing to live fully and our fear that death will rob … Continue reading

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Texas in the early days after the Civil War is a dangerous and rough place for any travelers. For Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd,  who roams north Texas giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences who are hungry for news … Continue reading

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A River in the Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa, translated by Risa Kobayashi

Back in November when I saw that young soldier make his daring escape from North Korea , I began to wonder what motivated him to escape and also what his life would be like now that he is free. So when I … Continue reading

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

There are always events in our lives that create a clear demarcation point; a point of reference where the before and the after is very clear. The most obvious, at least for me, was when our children were born; you … Continue reading

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