Monthly Archives: August 2014

Burial Rites

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 2014/ 338 pages rating 7 / hist. fict – (Iceland) I really enjoy books set in Greenland or Iceland, especially historical fiction, so I thought this book might be interesting. Too bad. The books by … Continue reading

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Whew!

I finished sorting out the pages from the posts and putting them into the right months in the menu.  That’s 3 month’s worth of posts sent from my iPad while I was visiting in North Dakota.  The iPad is wonderful … Continue reading

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The Unicorn

The Unicornby Iris Murdoch1963 /319 pagesrating 7 / 20th cent. fiction – UK(I read this back in June but it slipped out of the posts.)  Once upon a time, somewhere west of Ireland there lived a beautiful young woman who … Continue reading

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Perfect

Perfectby Rachel Joyce2014/ 400 pagesrating 6/10 – contemp fict UKread by Paul Rhys – 11h 18m Not impressive although I must say I was expecting a thriller or a mystery type book and it’s not that.   Also,  I listened … Continue reading

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All Our Names

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu 2013/ 272 pages rating 8/ contemp lit – Africa Two young men in Uganda pretend to be university students while fomenting rebellion against the dictatorship. Both are apparently named Isaac, at least known by … Continue reading

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The Golden Bowl

The Golden Bowl by Henry James 1904/ 386 pages rating 8 – classic What if a widowed father were so rich he could buy his beloved only daughter a financially embarrassed Italian Prince to marry? And what if beloved daughter’s best … Continue reading

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Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell 2013 / 496 pages rating 8.5 Based on the NBC news article of the same name, this is … Continue reading

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