Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Panther, Nelson DeMille

It is some time after the 9/11 attack on the twin towers in New York. The attack on the Kohl is still being investigated. In Yemen, there is a cold-blooded attack on a group of Belgian tourists. Each has had … Continue reading

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The Good Lord Bird, James McBride

This is really an odd, but creative, little story. I would be lying if I said I understood all of it. This is the story of Henry Shackleford and how he came to be acquainted with John Brown, the abolitionist. … Continue reading

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Norwegian by Night, Derek Miller

Norwegian By Night is the story of a man, a man with a secret. At 82, Sheldon Horowitz has just buried his wife Mabel. His granddaughter, Rhea, has asked him to move to Norway to live with her and her … Continue reading

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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, by Gilbert King

This book was read beautifully by Peter Francis James. If I could have, I would have given it ten stars. It should be required reading in schools across the country. I grew up, went to school, got degrees, but I … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, Ian McEwan

Reading this, I was reminded of P. F. Sloan’s song, Eve of Destruction, for that was the outlook of Vernon Halliday, editor of a failing newspaper, The Judge, charged with the responsibility of bringing the tabloid out of its growing … Continue reading

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The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg

I found this to be a very sad story about a family falling apart because it was never bound too tightly, from the beginning. It seemed to be governed by anger and a lack of remorse for the perceived hurt … Continue reading

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May We Be Forgiven, A. M. Homes

The book seems to be written as one very long conversation with Harry Silver, or perhaps, as if the reader is a voyeur, looking over Harry’s shoulder as he writes in his diary. Ordinary, everyday events are memorialized down to … Continue reading

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