Monthly Archives: November 2014

Keep Quiet, Lisa Scottoline

Jake Whitmore and his son Ryan are not very close. He has been a workaholic and has left most of the child-rearing and nurturing to his wife Pam. One night, Pam suggests that he pick Ryan up from his evening … Continue reading

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In The Kingdom of Ice, Hampton Sides

This is the true story of the voyage and tragic ending of the USS Jeannette as it tried to reach the North Pole, only to become stranded when trapped in walls of ice. Eventually, all the men onboard were forced … Continue reading

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The Story of Land and Sea, Katy Simpson Smith

The book is an easy read, although the timeline and tale move back and forth when one or another character is highlighted and it sometimes caused confusion, but as the story continued, it soon became clearer. The important characters are … Continue reading

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The Altered I, April Voytko Kempler

It takes a long time to complete the reading of this book for two reasons. The first is the subject matter which is very hard to read in more than small doses. The flagrant disregard for even the remotest form … Continue reading

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One Plus One, JoJo Moyes

This author has a gift which is displayed in her books. She cuts right into the heart of the reader, because of rich character development, and plots that progress with what seems to be a deliberate slowness, but they are … Continue reading

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Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

What would happen if a plague threatened the world? How would our leaders react? How would our doctors? How would we? This is that story, cleverly told by Emily St. John Mandel, and that story is being played out in … Continue reading

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If You Give a Mouse an iPhone: A Cautionary Tail, Ann Droyd

This is a clever and subtle message to parents and children about how much life they will miss out on if they keep their eyes on their devices and not on the world around them! Our technological devices sometimes block … Continue reading

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