Monthly Archives: October 2010

Playing For Pizza by John Grisham

I have always enjoyed reading books by John Grisham. The King of Torts is one of my favorites probably due to my interest in tort law while attending college. The Broker is also a favorite. In that book, he describes … Continue reading

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Saving Grace by Lee Smith

Florida Grace Shepherd is the title and main character as well as the narrator of this story of her life. “Gracie” is the daughter of the Reverend Virgil Shepherd and his third wife, Fannie Flowers. There are four other children … Continue reading

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Encounter by Milan Kundera

The author of the celebrated novel “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and, my personal favorite of his novels, “Ignorance,” Milan Kundera is a writer whose work I always look forward to reading. His new book, “Encounter,” is a mix of … Continue reading

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The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg

 Erica Falck returns to her hometown of Fjallbacka, Sweden after the funeral of her parents, and instead of finding the peace and quiet she craves, she finds a community full of secrets.  The secret lives are as hidden as the … Continue reading

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Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer

Sometimes you know when you read the first page of a book that it’s going to be a great read. Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer is just that—a thrilling police procedural that is difficult to put down. The story opens … Continue reading

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Always Green by Patti Hill

Mibby Garrett is holding on the best she can without her beloved husband Scott, but it isn’t easy being a widow with a teenage boy determined to act his age. Her garden design business is their only means of support, … Continue reading

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The Second Mrs. Darcy by Elizabeth Aston

Mrs. Octavia Darcy and her husband Captain Darcy were living in India when the Captain took ill and left Octavia widowed. Nearly penniless because of the entailment on her late husband’s property in England, Octavia returns to London to live … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Garden by Annette Blair

Sara Lapp, known in the Amish community as Spinster Sara and shunned because she studied to be a midwife, thinks she has been summoned to assist her best friend Abby during birth. But when Sara arrives, Abby is dead. Abby’s … Continue reading

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Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

During this time of year when the leaves start to turn and the wind gets a chill, it makes you want to curl up in bed and read a good book. Halloween is this weekend, and readers are always looking … Continue reading

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True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy

After reading many news stories through the years about Ted Kennedy and his family, I looked forward to the release of his memoir. In the media, Ted Kennedy was often portrayed as a stereotypical, hard-drinking, womanizing politician. His father was … Continue reading

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