Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (audio)

Those who fear Louise Penny’s Three Pines series cannot get any better should listen (not read, but listen!!) to the audio version of A Trick of the Light. From the moment former art critic Lillian Dyson turns up dead in … Continue reading

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Curly Girl: the Handbook by Lorraine Massey

Curly Girl: the Handbook was recommended to me by a library patron during the course of a discussion about our own curly locks. When I started reading it, I was amazed to discover that many people dislike their curly hair and try, … Continue reading

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Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson

Wilma recalls the day she and Simon died:  “I remember how we died.  I remember, and I know. . . . I was seventeen.”  Wilma’s spirit has been wandering the village of Piilijärvi, nearly 50 miles southeast of Kiruna, for … Continue reading

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Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Robert Harris

Imperium is the first of a planned trilogy about the life and times of the great Roman orator and politician Cicero.  Imperium (“the power of life and death as vested by the state in an individual”) takes place from 79 … Continue reading

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Son of Stone (a Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods

If you are a Stuart Woods fan and enjoy his Stone Barrington character, I would recommend that you pass on this one.  I have truly enjoyed Stone Barrington but Son of Stone was a great disappointment.  Arrington and her son, … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Budding cartoonist, Junior (Arnold) Spirit, a 15-year-old Spokane Indian boy, transfers to a white school off the reservation because of his eagerness to learn and frustration over conditions at the “res” school, including 15 year-old science textbooks.  This account of … Continue reading

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Timer DVD

Even if you are not a big fan of “chick flicks,” you should give this one a chance.  The plot of the movie is little more than that of two people falling in love after overcoming several obstacles.  This comedy … Continue reading

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Bent Road by Lori Roy

Described as an American Gothic Suspense thriller, this story centers around Arthur Scott’s childhood home on Bent Road  in western Kansas.  He left in the 1940’s following the tragic death of his beloved older sister. In 1967 when racial tensions … Continue reading

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A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd

Bess Crawford, home on leave from her nursing duties in World War I France, finds a woman cowering in the cold doorway of her London flat.  Julianna has run from her abusive husband and has nowhere to turn.  At Julianna’s … Continue reading

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Le Grand Voyage DVD

This movie tells a story of a contemporary French-Moroccan family.  In order for the aging illiterate father to fulfill his religious obligation of a pilgrimage to Mecca (while the oldest son is not available), the youngest son is summoned to … Continue reading

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