Category Archives: Books for Adults

Trust exercise, Susan Choi

I received this book on January 11th from Early Reviewers on librarything.com, and I truly made a sincere effort to read it. Because of the language in the initial pages, I almost abandoned it, but I decided to give it … Continue reading

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, author; Louise Brealey, Jack Hawkins narrators

There are two competing stories in this excellent psychological thriller. One concerns an artist, Alicia Berenson, a woman of fragile emotions and a victim of circumstance. After her mother committed suicide, she was placed in the care of her abusive … Continue reading

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An Anonymous Girl, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekhanen, authors; Barrie Kreinik, narrator

Secrets and lies dominate this book. None of the characters tells the complete truth, and this leads to constant misdirection and misinterpretation that keeps the reader constantly on the edge of the seat. Who is the most dangerous of the … Continue reading

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An American Duchess, A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, by Karen harper

After reading Therese Fowler’s “A Well-Behaved Woman”, about Alma Vanderbilt, Consuelo’s overbearing mother, I eagerly awaited reading this book, which I hoped would fill in the spaces on the life of Consuelo. Overall, I got the impression that Consuelo was … Continue reading

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The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors, by Charles Krauthammer, author; David Krauthammer, editor and narrator

This book pays homage to a man with a great mind and heart. The world lost him too soon for he had much more to give. Born a Jew, he remained a Jew until he died. He showed respect for … Continue reading

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Elsey Come Home, Susan Conley, author; narrator, Cassandra Campbell

This is a quick read, perfect for a plane ride and vacation. It examines the “coming of age” of a woman Elsey, a painter, who should have already achieved the status of an adult. However, the death of her sister, … Continue reading

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Death March Escape: The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust by Jack J Hersch

When Jack Hersch discovered his father had a past that he did not fully understand, he also discovered that he had a past he had never known about, as well. There were parts of his life that David Hersch had … Continue reading

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