Monthly Archives: April 2020

Mrs Everything, A Novel: Jennifer Weiner, author, Ari Graynor, Beth Malone, narrators

The title of the book is a double entendre, since Misses and Mrs. are homophones. The use of one or the other of the words, changes the meaning of the title. “Misses Everything” drives home the trial and error aspect … Continue reading

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Yellow Bird : Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country, written and read by Sierra Crane Murdoch

There are two books out, with similar titles. One is a novel about the Holocaust, “The Yellow Bird Sings”, the other one is this one which is described as a true story of crime on the Indian Reservation. It is, … Continue reading

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Hitting a Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick: Stories From The Harlem Renaissance,  Zora Neale Hurston, author, Aunjanue Ellis, narrator

Hurston is one of the most prominent African-American authors who wrote during the period of time from 1917-1937, the time of the Harlem Renaissance. These authors wrote books focused on social issues, like assimilation, faith, racism, black pride, and the … Continue reading

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Simon the Fiddler, Paulette Jiles.

For the first time in a long time, I truly enjoyed a book. Lately, today, every author seems to feel that it is necessary to put in extraneous messages, progressive messages that express their political views. This book has no … Continue reading

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Redhead by the Side of the Road, Anne Tyler, author; MacLoed Andrews, narrator

Tyler’s writing is unique. In simple, but elegant prose, she tells a story of an ordinary man, Micah Mortimer. The youngest sibling, raised in a chaotic, but loving home, he fights back by creating complete order in his own environment … Continue reading

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The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry, author; Wanda McCaddon, Ella Turrenne, narrator

The story takes place in a village in Sligo, Ireland. Roseanne Clair is married to Tom McNulty, from a faithful Catholic family. The Catholic Church controlled their lives. It made the rules they lived by, and Roseanne was Episcopalian. Therefore … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here, Kevin Wilson, author; Marin Ireland, narrator

When Lillian Breaker goes off to school, she is thrilled to be free of her mother. She has dreams of a different future, a brighter future that surely must await her. Arriving at her school as a scholarship student, she … Continue reading

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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, Bess Kalb, author and narrator

This is a very fast read. It will take the reader through a range of emotions from laughter to tears. It is a lovely book that pays homage to a grandmother’s relationship with her grandchild. It is Barbara and Bessie’s … Continue reading

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The Wife Between Us, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, authors; Julia Whelan, narrator

Vanessa was married to Richard Thompson. Both of them came from dysfunctional backgrounds with many hidden secrets in their past. Vanessa’s mom had mental issues, and Richard’s parents were tragically killed in a car crash.  His sister, Maureen, took care … Continue reading

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A Good Neighborhood, Therese Anne Fowler, author; Ella Turenne narrator

Valerie Alston-Holt, a widow, lives in a modest house in Oak Knolls, North Carolina. She is a woman of color who had been married to a white man and has a biracial son, Xavier. She is a professor of ecology, … Continue reading

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