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Mar 18, 2013
This installment—three novels: mysticism and cyber-ingenuity in the Middle East; Martha’s Vineyard in the ‘40s with nasty domestic drama, and the Bad Boy of British Books does it...
Mar 15, 2013
Mystery readers:  can you match the popular mystery writers below with their fictional detective characters?   Type your answers in the comments box.     (Answers...
Mar 11, 2013
As a  new pope is chosen,  the world’s attention is focused on Rome.  While waiting for the white smoke, you could pass the time reading a novel about intrigue in the Vatican....
Mar 11, 2013
This installment three novels: British literary machinations; an artist arises from a Japanese internment camp, and a mixed martial arts hopeful meets more than his match.    Alys...
Mar 11, 2013
While you’re wearin’ the  green and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, put yourself in the mood by reading a good novel set in the Emerald Isle  (these authors...
Mar 4, 2013
This installment: 3 novels. Technology brings the dead to life (kind of; a contentious relationship between a chaperone and her rebellious charge, set in the ‘20’s; and a British drama...
National Book Critics Circle
Feb 27, 2013
The National Book Critics Circle announced its finalists for publishing year 2012 on January 14, and the winners will be revealed tomorrow, February 28, at 6PM in New York City.  The NBCC...
Feb 25, 2013
This installment: a mess of an upper class wedding, a miracle baby washes up on shore, and small-town Canadian life is exposed through linked stories.   Seating Arrangements by Maggie...
Feb 19, 2013
Blog Post for 3rd week in FebThis installment: another great Scandinavian mystery, a novel about rose growing (and much more), and a novel with an environmental theme set in Colorado.  ...
Feb 12, 2013
Valentine’s Day is a good time to curl up with a quiet,  gentle read.  No violence.  No explicit sex.  Just family, friends, and enduring love.  Some adventure.  ...