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Half a Life
When a life is lost in any kind of tragic accident, our thoughts turn to the victim and his/her family. This book goes beyond that and takes you into ...more
Mar 29, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Wish You Were Here
How does the dynamics of a family change when a member is lost through death? What emotions are felt when life continues with the ghost of a missing l ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Drowning Ruth
This was one of the best stories I have read in a long time. So often an avid reader can predict where a story is going by the middle of the book-but ...more
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
This book was a real eye opener to me-as I am sure it is to almost everyone who reads it. Harriet Lacks was a black women who died of Uterine Cancer i ...more
May 2011
May 02, 2011
Emily, Alone
I immediately purchased this book after reading "Wish You Were Here". It's about a regular American family--grown children now in their 40's, early 50 ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
The Casual Vacancy
This is a wonderful story--despite some of these reviews. You must have the patience to allow the Author to develop all of the Characters--this is wha ...more
Dec 09, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Russian Roulette (Dev Haskell Mystery, #1)
Excellent Private Detective Series, this is book 1. Dev Haskell is the Detective and you will love his character. Dev is a charmer but seems to have h ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
The Solace of Leaving Early
Wow, I just finished "The Solace of Leaving Early" and it's pretty amazing. I read Haven Kimmel's book "A Girl Named Zippy", and really enjoyed it--ve ...more
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Sep 08, 2010
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Just started this yesterday, so far, so good.

Really enjoyed this story. It's a combination of history, mystery, magic and romance. The story begins wi
Feb 27, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
The Graveyard Book
What a great book! I guess I hadn't realized when choosing this book that it was targeted at young adults--if I had I probably wouldn't have downloade ...more
Sep 29, 2009
Oct 06, 2009
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
I listend to this on my Ipod--simply amazing. There were times when I didn't want to hear what the author was saying because the methods of torture th ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
This was an excellent story. A young woman is raised by a Mother who seems to be either mentally ill, or so full of anger for the way her life turned ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
A Reliable Wife
I thought this was a great story!! Well written, very intriguing, clever story line. Ralph Truitt has let life pass him by, overcome by anger and bitt ...more
Jun 17, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
The Invention of Wings
Excellent story of the old South, a plantation family, and their slaves. The book depicts life from Sarah-middle daughter of the plantation owner who ...more
May 2014
May 04, 2014
The Tender Bar
This was a great story! It brought back memories of my own childhood when on occasion my Father would take me along with him and my Uncles to "Ceils" ...more
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Sep 08, 2010
The Kitchen House
I am actually listening to this audo book, and so far it is wonderful!

If you liked "THE HELP" (I loved it!), you will also enjoy this book. I actually
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 15, 2010
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman  (The Two Mrs Lloyd, #1)
I was absolutely drawn into this story from the first page. Elizabeth Buchan did a wonderful job of portraying how Rose thought everything was fine wi ...more
Sep 12, 2003
Sep 15, 2009
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
This was a great story with very well developed main characters and good story line. The story was also makes people like myself think about the days ...more
May 03, 2014
May 04, 2014
This was a good story and very well written. I could sincerely feel the pain and loss of both husband and Mother. The characters were well developed a ...more
Aug 25, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
Could not put this one down....., April 30, 2008

We read Pillars of the Earth for our April book club selection and I could not believe that I had no
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Oct 14, 2008
The Tourist (The Tourist, #1)
This was a great Spy story. Milo Weaver is a CIA agent in the "Tourist" unit. Good character development, intrigue, twists, turns, and surprises with ...more
Feb 11, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
Pricness was not only a mesmerizing story but an education as well. It is hard for my mind to grasp how these women tolerate the lives that are dictat ...more
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Oct 14, 2008
Tomorrow River
This is a GREAT story. I have read all of Lesely's books and enjoyed them, but in my opinion, this is her best work. She truly captures the emotions o ...more
May 02, 2010
May 07, 2010
Ordinary Grace
Excellent story! Characters are very well developed and easy to become "friends" with. The story is about a summer in a small town in MN, and the even ...more
May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
This is one of those books you just simply do not want to end--the characters in this family were so alive--sometimes you just wanted to jump in an he ...more
Jan 11, 2002
Sep 15, 2009
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Great story--HELA (Henrietta Lacks) cells were the first cells successfully grown and sustained in a medical laboratory in the 1950's. As a result, he ...more
Apr 21, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Solomon's Oak
I stumbled across this book on Amazon and it was only $.99 for my Kindle so I thought what the heck. It turned out to be a really good story about a w ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
The Nearest Exit (The Tourist Series, Book 2)
I enjoyed this book, it was a sequel to "The Tourist". Special Agents for the US GOV are called "The Tourists", Milo Weaver is the main character in b ...more
Mar 06, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
Backseat Saints
Excellent book about a woman who comes from a cycle of violent men. Her Father beat her Mother-who left him, and left Rose May with him. He began beat ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
The Hiding Place
I just finished reading "The Hiding Place" and I highly recommend it. The book was hard to put down, you just wanted to continue to see what would hap ...more
Jan 14, 2002
Sep 15, 2009
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