Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber

Ruth, Bethanne, and Annie, of the “Blossom Street” knitting group set off on a cross country road trip to Florida where Ruth will be attending her 50th high school class reunion and hopefully reconnecting with her high school beau Royce.  … Continue reading

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Birthplace of the Winds: Adventuring in Alaska’s Islands of Fire and Ice by Jon Bowermaster

With the exception of  Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (which was excellent) and an assortment of travel books, cookbooks and self-help books (that I never finish), I do NOT do non-fiction.  I am a fiction mystery reader with medical … Continue reading

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Escape by Barbara Delinsky

Calgon take me away!  One morning, Manhattan attorney, thirty something Emily, wakes up to the realization that neither her personal life (married to James, thirty something driven attorney), nor her professional life (corporate attorney drone in a large firm) are … Continue reading

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond is known as “The Pioneer Woman.” The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes. Ree starts off by telling the story how she met and married Marlboro Mann and is now … Continue reading

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L’Amour Fou (DVD)

This movie is a documentary and a biography of Yves Saint Laurent, one of the most influential fashion designers. L’Amour Fou was made shortly after YSL’s death in 2008, for the occasion of Christie’s long awaited auction of YSL’s spectacular estates and … Continue reading

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Queen & Country by Greg Rucka

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Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Death Cloud is the first in Andrew Lane’s excellent new series about young Sherlock Holmes.  Lane, a Brit who has written fan fiction for Doctor Who and James Bond, explains in his afterword that, “Arthur Conan Doyle gave little away … Continue reading

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The Inner Circle by Brad Melzer

The Inner Circle is a wonderful political thriller.  Beecher White is an archivist at the National Archives in Washington DC.  Clementine Kaye is a woman from Beecher’s past who asks him to help her find his father, a man who attempted … Continue reading

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The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle

It’s Passover and Laurel, a junior in high school, her little brother and parents celebrate at their neighbor’s home.  Following the meal everyone decides to go to the ice cream shop for dessert.  Laurel and David, the neighbor’s son, both … Continue reading

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Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt

Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt centers on the murder conviction seven years ago of Willie Miller, who is awaiting execution on death row.  Nelson Carpenter, a well-respected district attorney for Passaic County, New Jersey, prosecuted Willie’s case. But, when … Continue reading

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