Monthly Archives: August 2013

Beneath a Marble Sky, John Shors

The story takes place in 17th century India, during the reign of the Emperor Shah Jahan, which was followed by the reign of his son Aurangjab, (then called Alamgir) who imprisons his own father when he falls ill. This, then, … Continue reading

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The Ocean At The End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman

This author is a genius. He has written a very engaging fairytale for adults that started out as a short story and grew instead into a short novel which will cross age lines and be read by young adults and … Continue reading

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The Rathbones, Janice Clark

In its basic concepts, the book comes down to a story about the Rathbones, a whaling family, their wives and descendants. It covers about 100 years, from the mid 1700’s to the mid 1800”s. The book is narrated by Mercy … Continue reading

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Flat Water Tuesday, Ron Irwin

Rob Carrey has just graduated high school after winning a trophy for sculling. This win has propelled him into the world of Fenton, a private school for well-heeled kids. He was from a modest background and he was offered a … Continue reading

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The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

This is the story of someone who believes she is not worthy of notice. She believes herself to be part of a class of people who don’t deserve to dream, people who are not memorable, but instead, believe themselves to … Continue reading

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Astray, Emma Donoghue

The author has written this book of short stories about people who are yearning for something, and in their quest they have lost their way. Some struggle to find their way back, some never do. Based on the extensive research … Continue reading

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The Execution of Noa Singleton, Elizabeth L. Silver

The book held my attention from beginning to end. The reader was pretty effective, although at times she seemed to be in the wrong character’s speaking voice. Her expression was excellent, however. The narrative was sharp and very descriptive presenting … Continue reading

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