Monthly Archives: September 2009

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

From the beginning, Ralph Truitt knew Catherine Land was not who she pretended to be. Expecting the “simple, honest woman” from the picture she had sent after answering his advertisement for “a reliable wife”, beautiful Catherine came as something of … Continue reading

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Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Books that don’t match their descriptions are extremely annoying, and this one especially so. The book jacket says, “It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific.” And the beach scene really is exceedingly horrific. Unfortunately, the comic … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett

Undiscovered Gyrl  is the blog of a young woman who has decided not to go to college directly after high school. Her life as a drifting HS graduate is confused and not a little sordid. She becomes involved with three … Continue reading

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Shape Up with the Slow Fat Triathlete: 50 Ways to Kick Butt on the Field, or at the Gym – No Matter What Your Size by Jayne Williams

Although Williams is primarily a triathlete, her book is really for anyone looking for inspiration on their journey to fitness. According to her this book is for “real people with jobs and kids and love handles”. As a plus-sized athlete, … Continue reading

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The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

Two reviews ago I declared Sherman Alexie’s The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian a must read. So I fear readers might deem me as too generous is declaring The Photographer a must read so soon afterward. But alas, … Continue reading

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