Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blue Asylum, Kathy Hepinstall

If you are looking for a book to read on the beach or just to while away a quiet afternoon, that will draw you in and beckon you back, this is it. Written with a prose that is at once … Continue reading

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The House At Tyneford, Natasha Solomons

Written with the feel of the Victorian novel, this book is much more. The tone is sometimes light, sometimes romantic and sometimes tragic, but it is never overbearing. This book is about the memories of a house and the lives … Continue reading

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Funny, isn’t it?

I have been unable to sleep, thinking all night about a President who says if I had a son he would look like Trayvon but stands idly by while Zimmerman’s family has to go into hiding because of other people … Continue reading

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Bereft, Chris Womersley

This short, but very intense novel, takes place in Australia, in the second decade of the twentieth century, in the years just preceding the war to end all wars, World War I, and the years just afterwards. It is a … Continue reading

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What They Do In The Dark, Amanda Coe

The book takes place over the summer months of 1975. A child star, Lallie Paluza, is filming a movie about a young girl’s encounter with a pedophile, which has disastrous consequences. Concurrently, another story is playing out. Two ten or … Continue reading

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An Available Man, Hilma Wolitzer

After a failed love affair, leaving him waiting at the altar, it takes about 2 decades for Edward Schuyler to find the love of his life, Bea Silver. She comes with a ready made family for him to love and … Continue reading

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The Sense Of An Ending, Julian Barnes

Tony Webster is a quiet young man, not much influenced by the subtleties of life’s experiences. He is not confrontational and would not be described as a man of great passion. He pretty much accepts life as it comes along … Continue reading

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