Monthly Archives: December 2014

Gray Mountain, John Grisham

The economy is in free fall. Lehman Bros. is no more. Private homes and commercial properties are going into foreclosure. Loan money has dried up. Jobs are scarce. A large law firm specializing in real estate deals is coming apart … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

The narrator of the book examines each character, bringing them to life, exposing their secrets and the family dynamics of their relationships with each other. It is a sad book about the Lee family, and from the get-go it has … Continue reading

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami (Author), Philip Gabriel (Translator), Bruce Locke (Narrator)

This is a unique tale of friendship, friendship found and friendship lost. The repercussions of finding oneself alone in the world, without knowing why your closest friends have suddenly shunned you, are far-reaching and devastating for Tsukuru Tazaki, a teenager … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan

This harrowing story is read beautifully by David Atlas; his tone is a bit flat as he reads in a plaintive voice, a bit dreamily, which is in stark contrast to the story he tells as he speaks of the … Continue reading

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 The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History, Boris Johnson, read by Boris Johnson

Written and read by Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, this book is an in-depth study of what made Winston Churchill great. Until his death, in 1965, Winston Churchill was a man larger than life. There were those that supported … Continue reading

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The Room, Jonas Karlsson

This is not a book for everyone. It is a bit disjointed because it depicts the workings of the main character’s muddled mind. However, Bjorn’s thoughts are presented very logically, and even though they may seem to be irrational, the … Continue reading

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Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3), Ken Follett

The story picks up in 1961, and is followed by decades of turmoil in America and elsewhere. Many of the characters in the initial two volumes return to this finale. The Dewars, the Francks, the Peshkovs and the Williams all … Continue reading

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