Monthly Archives: August 2012

Falling In Love With Joseph Smith, Jane Barnes

Jane Barnes begins the novel about her effort to discover who Joseph Smith was, by describing him as a playful prophet, largely illiterate.  At various times in his life, he has told and written many different versions of his meetings … Continue reading

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The Roots Of Obama’s Rage

To read this book, you must first decide to keep an open mind and accept the premises presented by D’Souza. As you read, or after you finish, you can decide for yourself if he is right or wrong, but if … Continue reading

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Almigal, Wendy Kupfer

I was particularly interested in this book because in my adult book group, the author of “If A Tree Falls, A Family’s Quest to Hear and Be Heard”,  Jennifer Rosner, gave a wonderful presentation on the issues one faces with … Continue reading

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The Master Butchers Singing Club, Louise Erdrich

The novel is book-ended by WWI and WWII. It is a mystery with many twists and turns, but underneath the varied themes it feels as if it is mainly about love and romance, in all its varieties, and war, in … Continue reading

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The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach

Seventeen year old Henry Skrimshander, loves baseball. He has always been preoccupied with the game. His hero is Aparicio Rodriguez. His baseball glove, inscribed with Aparicio’s name, is called Zero. His favorite book, supposedly written by that same fictional character, … Continue reading

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The Beginner’s Goodbye, Anne Tyler

On a day when his office-mates send him home, ill with a cold, Aaron Woolcott’s wife, Dorothy, arrives home unexpectedly early too. After an argument, over something silly, she is killed in a terrible accident. A tree that has been … Continue reading

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The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

In this advanced copy of Albom’s  latest book, he once again takes a simple theme, something we all think about, and he creates an inspirational, extremely creative avenue to explore it. The book is about time and how it affects … Continue reading

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