Monthly Archives: April 2013

Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple

When I started this book, I was not sure I would like it. It seemed strange, a bit discombobulated, perhaps a bit disorganized. However, it turned out to be a really wonderful, delightful read. On a certain level, it is … Continue reading

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The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters

This novel is a kind of Gothic, Victorian novel with overtones of spiteful spirits, coming to life and inhabiting a house, The Hundreds Hall, once beautiful, but now decaying, after years of neglect. World War II and changing values in … Continue reading

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Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander, M.D.

I wanted to like this book. I wanted to believe it. The author seems so sincere. Who would not like to think that there is something beautiful beyond death, that there is nothing to fear, that we can do no … Continue reading

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Me Before You, Jojo Moyes

This is such a beautifully crafted and emotionally driven love story that when I reached the last ten pages, I had to briefly pause. I simply did not want it to end. I needed to mull over what I had … Continue reading

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The Aviator’s Wife, Melanie Benjamin

This author’s dynamic prose brings the characters to life. In this audiobook, the reader is superb. She is sensitive to the narrative, doing all the voices well, expressing the content with just the right amount of emotion, like a stage … Continue reading

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All That I Am, Anna Funder

This is a very well-written story of betrayal, bravery and its shameful opposite, cowardice. In an imagined novel about true events, acclaimed author, Anna Funder, has presented a visual of Hitler’s brutality, the political games played during his regime, and … Continue reading

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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

Lean and long, nicknamed Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson was elected the 7th President of the United States, in 1828, at age 61, when there were only 24 states in the union. He served two terms. In 1845, when he died, … Continue reading

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