Posts tagged with ‘Fiction’

  • The Great Alone (Book Review)

    The Great Alone (Book Review)

    By on February 17, 2018

    This is a magnificent novel set in Alaska, although very difficult in places. I give it five stars.

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  • The Gold Coast (Book Review)

    The Gold Coast (Book Review)

    By on January 27, 2018

    This is a story of two neighbors–one patrician blue-bloods of high society, and the other a Mafia Don and...

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  • Books I Bought With My Christmas Gift Cards

    Books I Bought With My Christmas Gift Cards

    By on January 5, 2018

    So I usually milk my gift cards, stringing them out all year, but this time I shot my wad...

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  • The Accidental Empress (Book Review)

    The Accidental Empress (Book Review)

    By on January 3, 2018

    I enjoyed this book of historical fiction about the Empress SiSi (Elizabeth) married to the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph...

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  • Mrs Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (Book Review with Quotes)

    Mrs Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (Book Review with Quotes)

    By on November 27, 2017

    This book is billed as a novel, but it is a record of a fictitious woman poet being interviewed,...

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  • Lilac Girls (Book Review)

    Lilac Girls (Book Review)

    By on October 20, 2017

    This book about the Ravensbruck all-women (non-Jew) concentration camp during WWII was harrowing and hard to read.

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  • Man in the Iron Mask (Book Review)

    Man in the Iron Mask (Book Review)

    By on October 10, 2017

    Well, first of all the scene on the cover never comes close to happening in the book. Secondly, the...

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  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Book Review)

    The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Book Review)

    By on August 11, 2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed this 2017 Newberry Award winner that many said was the best book of 2016.

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  • The Winthrop Woman (Book Review)

    The Winthrop Woman (Book Review)

    By on July 18, 2017

    I recommend this book highly to any one interested in the 1600's in New England (particularly Connecticut), for you...

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  • Summer Before the War (book review)

    The Summer Before the War (book review)

    By on May 3, 2017

    It is a bittersweet–but more sweet than bitter– tale about (mostly) likable characters and the difficult times they find...

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  • Cloud Atlas (Book Review)

    Cloud Atlas (Book Review)

    By on April 28, 2017

    Wow. I give this stunning, thought provoking book, a rousing five stars. This is a most brilliant book, far...

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  • The Robe (Book Review)

    The Robe (Book Review)

    By on April 17, 2017

    I can't say enough good things about this book, and I give it an enthusiastic five stars. I think...

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