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The Invisible Bridge
The Invisible Bridge is one of the most amazing novels I've read in a long time. Orringer has written a spellbinding epic romance and family drama set...more
Jan 09, 2011
Apr 28, 2010
Well I sunk to an all time low. I sat in B&N today and read this entire play. It wasn't that long; only around 60 pages. At least I bought 4 other...more
May 15, 2009
May 15, 2009
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
I had a friend call me last week asking if I had read this book......I hadn't even heard about it, and reading the description didn't think I'd be int...more
May 2012
Mar 13, 2012
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
The title of the book spoke more to me than the book itself. I'm often ruing the fact that I'll never get to read all the books I want before I die. I...more
Jan 11, 2010
Aug 09, 2009
Night Film
Night Film is a dark, psychological thriller that quickly grabbed my attention, then slowly and seductively infiltrated my senses. It teased me with f...more
Aug 24, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
City of Thieves
I didn't want to put this book down. Benioff is a marvelous storyteller. He hooked me from the onset, when he cast Lev and Kolya together, the looter...more
Jul 09, 2010
Dec 14, 2009
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
Gail Caldwell has written a stunningly beautiful tribute to her friendship with Carolyn Knapp, author of Drinking: A Love Story. She recounts their ti...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jan 02, 2011
Eternal on the Water
In this universe, on this planet, in this country, in this state, in this county, beside this river everything came together for Mary and Cobb to meet...more
Nov 16, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah's story of his childhood in Sierra Leone will pull at your heartstrings and make you thank God that as Americans we don't live in the mid...more
Apr 2007
Feb 03, 2009
The Good Lord Bird
I was so excited to have James McBride personalize a copy of this book for me at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. I can't wait to read i...more
Dec 31, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
The Well and the Mine
Not a book I ordinarily would pick up on my own; this was my April book club selection. The Well and the Mine was a work of Southern literature, based...more
Apr 11, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Crank (Crank, #1)
I thought Hopkins poetry was brilliant and was amazed that she was able to maintain it throughout the entire book. I was wowed by all the nuances of h...more
Aug 05, 2009
Jul 22, 2009
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
Phew! I really liked the book, but right now I'm mainly feeling relief that I've finished it and no longer have to lug that heavy tome around. Epic st...more
Jun 25, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
The Glass Castle
"Baptism by fire" is a fitting metaphor for Jeannette Wall's life. At the young age of 3, Walls literally set herself on fire while cooking hotdogs un...more
Mar 23, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
How Reading Changed My Life
I enjoyed Quindlen's reminiscences about growing up with books. As she recalled a neighbors basement filled with books that she borrowed and read; I t...more
Mar 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
#21 and still going strong! I so look forward to this series every summer. Stephanie Plum, Lula, Grandma Mazur, Morelli and last but not least, Ranger...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
The Sugar Queen
Another satisfyingly sweet read by Allen, but not too saccharine. How can I resist a character that keeps a secret cache of candy and romance novels a...more
Nov 08, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
The Last Queen
I found this fictionalized account of Juana of Castille, the daughter of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, and sister to Catalina otherwise kn...more
May 03, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
Making Toast
It's every parents nightmare, to have a child die before them. Roger Rosenblatt shares his thoughts and experiences with us after the unexpected death...more
Jun 11, 2010
Apr 06, 2010
Garden Spells
This story cast a spell over me and was an enchanting way to pass an afternoon. From the moment I opened it's beautiful cover and read the first parag...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Rain Village
**spoiler alert** Book Summary
Young Tessa is a diminutive girl, far too small for farm work and the object of ridicule by both her own family and the...more
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Apr 15, 2010
Lie Down with the Devil (A Carlotta Carlyle Mystery #12)
P.I. and cabdriver, Carlotta Carlyle, is engaged to Sam Gianelli, who has questionable ties to organized crime. While Sam is out of the country to avo...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
This is a must read! War becomes so much more personal when you read the individual stories of the men who fought it. Louis Zamperini's story is utter...more
Jan 27, 2011
Aug 04, 2010
Clara and Mr. Tiffany
I love reading a historical fiction about a subject I know nothing about. The story revolves around Louis Tiffany, of the Tiffany glass works (not to...more
Feb 03, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
A Mercy
I was disappointed in A Mercy after reading many good reviews. This was the first Toni Morrison book I had read and I did not feel this particular boo...more
Mar 08, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
Her Fearful Symmetry
I really have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I did find myself turning the pages; but on the other hand, I also thought parts of it w...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
Lost Souls (New Orleans, #5)
**spoiler alert** This book was absolutely RIDICULOUS! I can't believe I wasted my time with it. My problem was even though the entire book was absurd...more
Jun 06, 2009
May 30, 2009
An Enemy of the People
I'm at once reminded of my college studies in epidemiology, where John Snow discovered the source of cholera being contaminated waters. I wanted to sc...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Five people die tragically in the collapse of a footbridge. Was it an accident or part of God's greater plan? A monk who witnesses the fall is determi...more
Aug 03, 2009
Jul 23, 2009
Great House
I normally like novels with multiple narrators, whose individual stories have a common thread or are somehow linked together; however I don't want to...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
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