Monthly Archives: January 2013

The St. Zita Society

The St. Zita Society by Ruth Rendell 2012/ 272 pages /  8:17 read by Carol Boyd 8h 17m rating:  B+ Strange little neighborhood goings on – it all looks like the usual,  an affair or two,  an overly involved nanny, … Continue reading

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In Sunlight and in Shadow

In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin 2012/704 pages Genre:  fiction Rating: 8 I loved Helprin’s prior novel,  Winter’s Tale (1983),  but have read nothing else until now.   His latest,   In Sunlight and in Shadow,  is similar … Continue reading

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Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver 2012 / 448 pages read by Barbara Kingsolver 14h 56m rating:  8 I had some serious doubts going into this book –  The only book of  Kingsolver’s I’ve enjoyed has been The Poisonwood Bible,  although … Continue reading

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Skios

Skios by Michael Frayn 2012 / 272 pages rating:  8.5  (a 1/2 point for laughing) Like the prior novels I’ve read by Frayn, a British playwright and novelist,  Skios is a wonder of complex plotting, human foibles,  con-artistry and hilarity. … Continue reading

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Plutocrats:

Plutocrats:  The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland 2012 – 336 pages read by Allyson Ryan – 5h 50m rating:  9 This non-fiction economics type book is definitely not an apology … Continue reading

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The Snake Stone

The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin 2008/320 pages read by Stephen Hoye 10h 49m rating:   B- I so looked forward to this at the time I started and it started very, very well.  But somehow,  for some reason,  I … Continue reading

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The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace by Amitov Ghosh 2000,  512 pages read by Simon Vance 17h 59m Rating – 8 It’s about time I got around to reading this book!   I totally loved Sea of Poppies and River of Smoke was … Continue reading

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