Category Archives: Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng, author, Jennifer Lynn, narrator

If I had to use one word to summarize this book, I would use motherhood, motherhood in all of its possible definitions. What does it mean to be a mother? What makes a good mother? Who has the right to … Continue reading

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Wolf season, Helen Benedict, author

This book is a wonderful examination of the social, moral, and political conflicts and concerns facing society today. The marvelous cast of characters touches on and exposes the issues with honesty, clarity and a force that will grab hold of … Continue reading

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The Red-Haired Woman, Orhan Pamuk, author, John Lee, Katharine McEwan, narrators

In Part One of the novel, Cem Celik is 16 years old. Because his father had abandoned his mother, he was forced to seek summer employment so that he could earn enough money to go to cram school before taking … Continue reading

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Testimony, Scott Turow, author; Wayne Pyle, narrator

I usually enjoy Turow’s books, but this one went off on too many tangents, and contained too much foolish dialogue between characters that did nothing to enhance the novel. It had far too many romantic, sexual interludes which were distracting … Continue reading

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The Mapmaker’s Daughter, Katherine Nouri Hughes

There are two books with the same name, both covering similar historic time periods separated by a century. The reviews have been confused by some, believing they have read the one and not the other. One book is new, from … Continue reading

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Saints for All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan, author, Susan Denaker, narrator

When the story begins, a phone rings in the middle of the night and a lone sleeping woman, Nora Rafferty, is told that there has been an accident. Then the story moves to the mid 1950’s. Nora Flynn and her … Continue reading

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Where the Light Falls, Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki, authors; Bruce Mann, narrator

When the book begins, it is three years after the 1789 storming of the Bastille, in the winter of 1792. Readers witness the public execution of the Marquis de Valière who dies with dignity. From what we learn, his only … Continue reading

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