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Follow the River by James Alexander Thom

I read Follow the River about 20 years ago and I am returning to the novel on audio.   This work of historical fiction is incredible.  Based on the true story of Mary Draper Ingles, it describes her capture and subsequent … Continue reading

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West With the Night by Beryl Markham

West With the Night is a literary time capsule that transports the listener to the African plains of the early 1900’s.  Those lucky enough to listen to this book will be captivated as Julie Harris so gently reads Beryl Markham’s … Continue reading

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American Ghost by Janis Owens

Jolie Hoyt is a small town girl in Hendrix, Florida and her father is the Pentecostal preacher. She becomes involved with Sam Lense, a Jewish anthropology student who is spending his summer in Hendrix supposedly researching local native tribes but really … Continue reading

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The Lion by Nelson DeMille

The Lion is the sequel to The Lion’s Game and fifth in his John Corey series. It’s 2003 in New York City and the terrorist Ashad Khalil returns to America to take care of unfinished business and make good on his threats. Khalil, “The Lion”, is a … Continue reading

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The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani draws inspiration from the lives of her Italian grandparents’ in creating the epic love story of Ciro and Enza in The Shoemaker’s Wife.  They are raised in the Italian Alps and immigrate separately to New York City as … Continue reading

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Dark End of the Street edited by Jonathan Santlofer and S.J. Rozan

Dark End of the Street is a collection of short stories on the theme of crime, sex and horror written by popular authors.  Each author spins their story differently, some are very dark, and others disturbing.   That’s the beauty of … Continue reading

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Just One Look by Harlan Coben

When Grace Lawson picks up a newly developed set of family photographs, there’s a picture that doesn’t belong – it’s a photo from at  least twenty years ago depicting a group of college students.  One of the men in the … Continue reading

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Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm

Each year we have a reading challenge among the metro libraries to read as many juvenile books as we can for two months.  Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holm was my favorite read during the 2012 challenge.   This historical … Continue reading

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Troublemaker: a Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel by Janet Evanovich

This is the first graphic novel by the very popular author Janet Evanovich.  The main characters Alexandra Barnaby, NASCAR mechanic and Sam Hooker, NASCAR racer made their appearance in two of her previous novels Motor Mouth and Metro Girl.  In … Continue reading

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Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone.

Michael Malone is an American author and television writer, born in Durham, North Carolina, many of his stories are set in his home state. I chose this particular book for one reason, the promise of a strong female character not … Continue reading

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