Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sycamore Row

Sycamore Row by John Grisham 2013/464 pages read by Michael Beck rating  A+ /  legal thriller Grisham is back!   For awhile there it looked like he’d permanently changed his genre but with the last book,   The Racketeer,  and … Continue reading

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The Moor’s Last Sigh

The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie  (India/Britain) 1995 / 434 pages rating 7 / 20th c. fiction Okay,  so I’m a Rushdie fan since Midnight’s Children and totally fell in love with The Satanic Verses (the first book I ever read twice in … Continue reading

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Turtle Diary

Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban  (American ex-pat) 1975 / 185 pages Rating  9.2  /20th cent. fiction Odd rating,  I know,  but I wanted it to make the 9+ category.  It’s that good,  but still,  not more than that.  It’s a … Continue reading

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A Glass of Blessings

A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym (England) 1958 / 246 pages Rating:  8 /classic I discovered Barbara Pym several years ago but have not even nearly got all of her books read.    Pym was very popular in the … Continue reading

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Stay Close

Stay Close by Harlan Coban 2012 / 480 pages read by Scott Brick rating A+ / crime-suspense Megan Pierce has lived the life of an upper middle class suburban loving wife and mom for 17 years,  but she has a … Continue reading

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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw by William James 1898 / 117 pages (Kindle) Rating:  9 / horror I’m not a horror fan at all but I do enjoy Henry James,  so when this book was suggested as a Halloween read … Continue reading

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The Love Artist: A Novel

The Love Artist: A Novel by Jane Alison 2002/222 pages Rating:  7 /fantasy romance set in the past I’m taking the Coursera class in Historical Fiction and this is one of the highlighted books.  I’m going to try to get to some … Continue reading

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