Monthly Archives: March 2015

The World As We Know It, Joseph Monninger

The story is told in three parts. The first part is about Allard and Edward Keer, young brothers exploring their surroundings in a rural community of New Hampshire. They imagine a future working together, at the helm of a film … Continue reading

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Killing Patton, Bill O’Reilly

I have listened to a couple of other Bill O’Reilly books. They were all read by him, and he did a pretty good job. However, this one disappointed me. He has a speech impediment which I never realized before, and … Continue reading

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Looking Like Me, Walter Dean Myers

Just 32 pages long, this brief, little picture book would be a welcome read for children of all ages, adults too, because of the message of self-esteem it imparts. I enjoyed listening to it and am sorry I did not … Continue reading

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Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

The author has perfectly captured the mood and voice of 12 year old Twig (Teresa Jane Fowler), who has recently moved with her mother, from New York City to Sidwell, MA, her mother’s childhood home, leaving her father behind. It … Continue reading

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The Bishop’s Wife, Mette Ive Harrison

This story takes place in Utah in a ward of the Mormon community. The Bishop’s wife is Linda Wallheim. Her husband Curt, the Bishop, is also an Accountant, full time, at his regular job. He is tired and overworked a … Continue reading

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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, by Héctor Tobar

“Deep Down Dark” reveals the story behind the tragedy of a mine disaster in the desert of Chile, on August 5, 2010. The many superstitions surrounding the collapsed mine, like it was a woman being violated when it creaked and … Continue reading

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A Crack In The Edge of the Earth, Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester has elevated the language of science to the language of poetry. His eloquence will hold the attention of and also captivate the reader with his brilliant explanation of the formation of the earth, the ocean floor, the plates … Continue reading

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