Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Year of Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota, author; Sartaj Garewal

There is no work in India. Those who might offer employment blame the coming elections for the lack of jobs. The country is in turmoil. Indian families depend on their children for economic aid and support. Often, a child is … Continue reading

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Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler

This novel is billed as a modern day rewrite of “The Taming of the “Shrew”. It is such a pleasant read, without the usual sex and violence that is so prevalent today in books that seem to go on forever … Continue reading

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A Hero Of France, Alan Furst, author; Daniel Gerroll, narrator

This is a book about the French Resistance during the early years of WWII. The story moves along at a good pace, drawing the reader/listener in deeper and deeper as the time goes by and the movement grows. In the … Continue reading

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Anthem, Ayn Rand

This novella takes place sometime in the far distant future in a totally controlled society and it will surely make you stop and think long after you turn the final page. It is about a dystopian society, yet I wonder … Continue reading

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Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham, author; Paul Michael, narrator

It is obvious from the start of the book that Jon Meacham has respect and genuine affection for George Herbert Walker Bush. That is not a good reason to dislike or fail to appreciate the excellent job he did of … Continue reading

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A Banquet of Consequences, (Inspector Lynley, #19), Elizabeth George, author; John Lee, narrator

The author, Elizabeth George, has chosen a superb narrator for the 19th book in her Inspector Lynley crime novel series. I don’t think that John Lee has ever disappointed me. He plays the roles of males and females equally well … Continue reading

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Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, author; Dominic Hoffman, narrator

Across countries and centuries, land and sea, time and distance, families were separated and torn asunder by the slave trade. Yaa Gyasi takes the reader through the history of black life from the 1700’s until the present time, employing vignettes … Continue reading

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Modern Lovers, Emma Straub, author; Jen Tullock, narrator

This book is aptly titled. It covers heterosexual love, homosexual love and teenage love in the modern world of today where the rules governing basic values, morality and ethics have definitely morphed into a different species. It is a world … Continue reading

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Two Family House, Linda Cohen Loigman, author; Barrie Kreinik, narrator

I loved this book, but I think you might have had to be there, you might have had to be Jewish, you might have had to be born in that era, and you probably should know something about Brooklyn, its … Continue reading

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The Big Seven: A Faux Mystery, Jim Harrison, author; Jim Meskimen, narrator

I actually adored the book “Brown Dog” by this author and really looked forward to listening to this novel. However, there are 8 parts to this audio, and well into the third part, after several hours, I simply gave it … Continue reading

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