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A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4)
Another great Inspect Garmache mystery. The Morrrow family definitely shows that love takes many forms, some very strange.
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
The Onieses: Winter (Totlandia, #2)
Part two of the mean girls become parents attempt to gain admission to an elite playgroup for their offspring and thus ensure their success in life. V ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
The Onesies: Fall (Totlandia, #1)
Mean Girls become parents eager to get their toddlers into the best playgroup and thus ensure their acceptance at the right pre-school, private school ...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
A Man Called Ove
This is one of those books you want to get back to and read while at the same time not wanting it to be finished. Even though it seems some chapters ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue
Set in the 1980's , the story follows the everyday lives of a divergent group of residents in a neighborhood of NYC's Lower East Side. Populated by Je ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
The Slap
Glad I started this before the tv series began because I like the Australian setting better than the US though TV show after first episode was doing a ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
The Ten-Year Nap
Author seems to be trying to ride the middle road in this account of stay-at-home moms vs. working moms in NYC and misses on both sides. Bland.
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
The Promise of Stardust
Wow! This is destined to be a best-seller for book clubs. Lots to discuss but also just a very good read. Whenever you think it is becoming a bit pred ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
Sappy but readable even though main characters all have very annoying traits. Two sisters, one a mother of two with lung cancer, and a friend go to Na ...more
May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009
Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)
If you've read other Jeffrey Archer books, there are no surprises here. Family saga told with cliff hanging chapters that are rather quickly and often ...more
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
The Secret Between Us
Much like a Jodi Picoult book. Mother allows daughter with her driving permit, to drive home in the rain. A man runs out in front of the car and is hi ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
May We Be Forgiven
You don't really know the meaning of "having a bad day" until you read Harold Silver's version. A horrendous act of violence that occurs in the first ...more
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
Refund: Stories
Don't dismiss this book because you don't like short stories. Each one of these is captivating and compelling reading. The story collection revovles a ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
The Divorce Papers
I kept waiting for the this book to get started. It is the story of a somewhat contentious divorce told through the lawyer/client emails, court papers ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
The Hundred-Year House
Patterned after the artist colony of Ragsdale in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest, the house that the story centers on has a history that is at the c ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014
Living and Dying in Brick City
In Dr. Davis's account of being an emergency room physician in Newark where he grew up as well, each chapter tells the story of a particular case and ...more
May 04, 2013
May 04, 2013
The Flying Troutmans
On the surface, the Troutman family appears totally dysfunctional but appearances are deceiving. Aunt Hattie returns from Paris to take care of Logan ...more
Dec 19, 2008
Dec 19, 2008
The Story of a New Name
Volume two of the Neopolitan novels continues the saga of the friendship between between Lida and Elena begun in My Brilliant Friend as the girls matu ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
Dept. of Speculation
The musings of "the wife" on her marriage from courtship, becoming a new mother through discovering her husband's infidelity and dealing with it. I kn ...more
Jan 13, 2015
Jan 13, 2015
Uganda Be Kidding Me
Mostly the travel adventures of E TV star and comedienne Chelsea Handler. If you're going through one of those times when you can't concentrate on muc ...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014
The Smart One
A mother of three, Weezy was always known as "the smart one" in her family though her adult life took the traditional married with children route whil ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
Known more for his later literary efforts than this travel narrative, this still is a good choice to read while visiting Rome. Doerr packs up his fami ...more
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Jun 11, 2014
If you have ever found yourself fascinated with other passengers conversations on public transportation, you will enjoy this book. Boy meets girl by b ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 11, 2011
Autumn, All the Cats Return
Another Inspector Sebag mystery dealing with the French/Algerian conflict from the 1960s. Again, the inspector's personal life is a large compenent of ...more
Feb 02, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
The Three Weissmanns of Westport
Betty Weissmann and her two adult daughters move to a cottage in Westport after all 3 suffer major disruptions in their lives -- divorce for Betty, em ...more
Apr 02, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
Gallows View (Inspector Banks, #1)
First book in Robinson's long--running police procedural series featuring Inspector Alan Banks is not a gripping as others in the series possibly beca ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Insane City
Written version of a Hangover-style movie complete with a bachelor party that encounters strippers, illegal immigrants, a boa constrictor, a love-sick ...more
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Filthy Rich. Wendy Holden
Great British farce set in small village full of characters including a few London imports such as the Paris HIltonish footballer's girlfriend looking ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
Following the suicide of his half-sister fashion model Lula Landry, John Bristow hires Afghanistan war veteran detective Cormoron Strike to investigat ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Novel, Pacific Theater ('Til The Boys Come Home, #2)
Two war wives during World War II are randomly picked to be pen pals. Told through their letters and other wartime correspondence, their letter-writin ...more
Jul 2013
Jun 17, 2013
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