Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman

Let me begin by saying that I love novels that are written about basic human feelings, basic beautiful, “out of the-mainstream” characters, like those in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye, Mrs. Ames, and A. J. Fikry. I loved all … Continue reading

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The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins

If you like a good mystery, this is the book for you. This story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, turning pages frantically until you get to the end. It was almost impossible to put down … Continue reading

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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott has written a well researched narrative that tells the true story of four courageous women who wanted to serve their President and their country, although some of us may not support the President or side for which they … Continue reading

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, Ben Macintyre, John le Carré

The rise of Kim Philby, through the ranks of the British spy system over three decades, without anyone ever realizing that he was a double agent working for the Soviets, could not have been possible without the consummate loyalty of … Continue reading

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The Wives Of Los Alamos, TaraShea Nesbit

The book begins with a series of queries about what might have happened to these inhabitants of Los Alamos before they abandoned their prior homes to follow their husbands to an unknown place. They had no idea what to expect … Continue reading

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A Death In Vienna, Daniel Silva

I listened to this book on a long road trip. This tale of espionage was very fast moving, as well as being just long enough to engage me, the listener without exhausting me. The reader was good and it truly … Continue reading

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Treblinka Survivor: The Life and Death Of Hershl Sperling, Mark S. mith

The book is repetitive at times, but it is well researched and shows the author’s deep attachment to the Sperling family. Although Mr. Smith’s conclusions are basically only suppositions because few facts are available, he does lead the reader on … Continue reading

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