Monthly Archives: November 2015

We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas, author

Although the illness of Ed Leary is at the heart of this story because he morphs into someone who is no longer himself, the tale is really Eileen Tumulty’s. It explores her early childhood and takes the reader right up … Continue reading

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Rogue Lawyer, John Grisham, author, Mark Deakins, narrator

Sebastian Rudd is the rogue lawyer who defends hard to defend plaintiffs, plaintiffs that most lawyers reject. Once married to a woman who left him for another woman, he is the father of a second grader. His ex-wife, Judith, is … Continue reading

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The Muralist, B. A. Shapiro, author; Xe Sands, narrator.

In 1939, the reader is introduced to a brave young woman who when faced with the horrors that were facing her family became desperate in her attempt to save them. Alizee Benoit, an artist, is living in the United States … Continue reading

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The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki

Helene (Nene), and Elizabeth (Sisi) are sisters; both are Duchesses of Bavaria. The elder sister, quiet and withdrawn, is the opposite of her younger sister who is a free spirit, independent and precocious. While one would like to enter a … Continue reading

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The Murder House by James Patterson, David Ellis, authors; Therese Plummer and Jay Snyder, narrators.

Patterson may not be the most eloquent writer of classics, but when it comes to murder mysteries, he has hit this one out of the park. You will be on the edge of your seat in spite of the trite … Continue reading

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The Japanese Lover, Isabel Allende, author; narrator, Joanna Gleason

Thinking only of her welfare, Alma Mendel’s parents sent her from Poland, to live with relatives in America in order to escape the wrath of the Nazis and the inevitable war fast approaching. Six year old Alma Mendel was suddenly … Continue reading

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The Mare, Mary Gaitskill, author; Kyla Garcia, Christa Lewis, Sean Pratt, Nicol Zanzarella, narrators.

Paul Roberts is a teacher. He has a daughter, Edie, from his first marriage to Becca. He is now married to Ginger, a woman about a decade younger than his first wife. She has recovered from various problems with addiction. … Continue reading

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