Monthly Archives: June 2014

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, Courtney Maun

This audio book is read impeccably by the reader, Sam Devereaux. He sounded almost supernatural, at times. His voice was resonant and mellow. Reading in a dreamy, quiet, almost mournful, matter-of-fact tone (but there are lighter moments of jest also), … Continue reading

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China Dolls: ANovel, Lisa See

“China Dolls”, begins at the end of the 1930’s, when three young women of Asian descent and highly different backgrounds, meet and become friends. The effects of the Depression are still evident, and WWII is about to begin. The book, … Continue reading

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The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom

This book is definitely directed to Christians, but there is no reason why others should not read it. It is very informative and it is written in a clear-cut, simple way; in a straight forward manner, it describes the horrors … Continue reading

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

This is a very engaging book. I listened to this audio straight through, from beginning to end. The reader was good and the narrative compelling. Rosemary Cooke’s father conducted research at the University in Bloomington, Indiana. He and his assistants … Continue reading

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Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

The most interesting feature of the book is not the story but the history. The use of Orphan Trains for a period of 75 years, without true regard for the conditions into which these innocent children were placed, was heretofore … Continue reading

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The Snow Queen, Michael Cunningham

Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, “Snow Queen”, is the source of the title. Andersen’s fable is about the struggle between good and evil. In Michael Cunningham’s book, there seems to be a struggle between reality and unreality. In the fable, the … Continue reading

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Love and Lament, John Milliken Thompson

This is a well written, but heartbreaking story about two families, the Hartsoes and the Murchesons. Cicero Murcheson marries Susan Elizabeth Hartsoe and she bears 9 children. The tragedies that follow their lifeline are tenderly expressed by this author. The … Continue reading

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