Monthly Archives: June 2013

Transatlantic, Colum McCann

Transatlantic begins in 1919 with a landmark flight by two young ex-servicemen, Teddy Brown and Jack Alcock, who fly across the ocean from Newfoundland to Dublin, non-stop. The description of that flight is commanding and electrifying. Before they left, however, … Continue reading

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Daughters-in-law, Joanna Trollope

This book will inspire reflection, reflection about the kind of sibling you are, the kind of parent, the kind of mother and the kind of mother-in-law. It will make you contemplate about how you might change your own behavior to … Continue reading

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Necessary Lies, Diane Chamberlain

From page one, I was a captive. This book is so well written and the subject matter is so compelling that I could not put the book down. It is a riveting story which will make you question the whole … Continue reading

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The Rape Of Nanking, Iris Chang

Beginning in 1937 and continuing until 1945, Japan controlled the capital city of Nationalist China, Nanking. They had already conquered Shanghai. This military effort was part of their ongoing design to conquer Asia. Their barbarism has largely remained unknown because … Continue reading

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The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates

When the reader of this audio uttered the last word, I breathed a sigh of relief. I listened from beginning to end, but it was a chore. There were just too many characters, too many different scenarios that seemed to … Continue reading

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Fly Away, Kristin Hannah

I won ten copies of this book for my book group from bookmovement.com. It is the second in a series. The first was Firefly Lane. The book stands on its own and does not need to be read as a … Continue reading

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Canada, Richard Ford

This novel progresses smoothly, although slowly at first, with the skilled hand of Mr. Ford. Even when, sometimes, the actual point of the story is lost in the extraneous and often superfluous details that are offered, the reader will be … Continue reading

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