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The Tiger's Wife
I started this on the plane and I never fully got engaged. It is not direct and I have had a hard time totally getting into it. It is a story full of ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 23, 2012
I have a fascination with the immigrant experience, and have read various accounts of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire. This is a novel, based on the ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 27, 2007
I was/am unfamiliar with McMurtry's writing, but a memoir about books totally caught my eye. I read about half of it before I had to return it to the ...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 29, 2008
A Blade of Grass
This is a novel of South Africa. About war, race and survival. Marit's husband is killed by a road bomb, and she is left on her own to run their farm. ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 25, 2008
What a weird story. A delusional mother, a sex-addict son, he fakes choking in restaurants in order to make people feel better about themselves for ha ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
She's Come Undone
I've been supposed to read this, by recommendation of Carol for several years now. Finally I did, and it was enjoyable, yet I didn't love it. I got re ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 23, 2007
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
It started with a summary of the previous 2 books, which was good cause I'd forgotten. And the first half seemed to take me a really long time to get ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
The Digging-est Dog (Beginner Books)
Stig loves this one and makes me read it over and over. It's one of those cool Seuss books not by Seuss. It's about a dog in a petshop. A boy takes hi ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
It seems likely I will start to read only teen fiction, as most of the best books I look at seem to be aimed at this young adult crowd. This is the fi ...more
not set
Oct 22, 2011
The Time Traveler's Wife
I liked it. What a great love story. I wasn't hooked from the first sentence - it took a few to get oriented with all the back and forth and such, but ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 28, 2011
Plant Life
I picked this up ages ago, and suddenly the time was right for reading it. Laurel is back home in small town North Carolina where her mother and her m ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 22, 2008
Snowstorms in a Hot Climate
Two best friends. One gets caught up with a king-pin cocaine smuggler way too deep. The other comes to help her get back on her feet. They both go thr ...more
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
Enjoyed this. Plowed right through it. It's about an uptown Manhattanite writer who falls in love with a dog and how she changed her life to revolve a ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
Sleeping Arrangements
Strange book. I couldn't even remember why I picked this up, but it was enjoyable. It's about an odd family - a young Bronx girl who lives with her si ...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Keeping Faith
I really do enjoy Jodi Picoult's books. This was about a young girl who suddenly starts talking to "her god". As a non-practicing Jew - the bible vers ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Jul 02, 2008
Love Walked In
Loved it. A fast engaging read about a coffee shop manager who falls head over heals for a dapper man who walks into the cafe and a young 11 year old ...more
Mar 11, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Brava, Valentine
A sequel about an Italian American woman following her Grandmother's family business of shoe making. Grandma has moved to Italy and married her second ...more
not set
May 12, 2010
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir
Takes place in NYC, with a touch of LES 80s punk and squat/drug scene in it. I was rivited and couldn't put it down. I love a memoir that reads like a ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 16, 2007
Look Again
Reporter Ellen gets a "have you seen this child" postcard in the mail that looks just like her adopted son Will. She can't shake the nagging feeling, ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 05, 2012
It took me forever to read this (mostly due to the kid, not due to the book) though when I have my attention demanded by the boy, there are those book ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 10, 2008
The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #1)
She's back! Anne Rice has been my favorite author for years, though admittedly I skipped her last several books about Christ. Now, she is back - writi ...more
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
I saw this cover and it was SOOO familiar.... I knew I'd read it, but it took some time to find the book on my shelves... but I did. Guessing I picked ...more
not set
Jun 29, 2015
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
This is about a fictional breed of dogs and the family who raise them. Their son (Edgar) is mute but has a way with the dogs. Edgar's father has some ...more
Apr 03, 2009
May 29, 2008
World Made by Hand
Reminded me of a cross between Jericho and the book The Secret Keepers which I read not too long ago. I'm curious about the second book (Witch of Herb ...more
not set
Oct 01, 2010
An Echo Through the Snow: A Novel
I enjoyed this story about a young girl who finds her life's work with dogs - specifically with huskies and dog racing.
It's a bit awkward at times - j
May 09, 2015
May 09, 2015
Paint it Black
I rarely do not finish a book. And the few that I don't finish make me angry. I wanted to like this book - the underlying punk theme, I liked White Ol ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 16, 2007
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
A modern grad student ends up dealing with the forgotten family estate, while working on research for her thesis. She stumbles upon a name - Deliveran ...more
May 26, 2010
Jun 13, 2009
Dingo (Newford)
This is one of de Lint's "young adult" stories, so it was a quick and easy read, but an enjoyable story none-the-less. It's about twin girls who are D ...more
Jan 2010
Dec 18, 2010
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
Oogy is a Dogo - a rare and special breed of dog that looks like a pitbull, but isn't. Oogy was a bait dog that was mangled, rescued, rehabilitated an ...more
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
The Thrall's Tale
Icelandic immigrants to Greenland a long long time ago, as told between 3 women: a seeress, a thrall (slave) and the daughter of that thrall, via a ho ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 22, 2008