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A Widow's Story
A Widow's Story
Joyce Carol Oates

I am feeling a bit hesitant to write a Review (with a capital R) of this recently published book by Joyce Carol Oates...more
Jun 2011
Jun 01, 2011
Open House
I read "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg for the first time four years ago. I discovered her books at the library and read all of Berg’s titles available...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Coming Home
I was looking for something captivating and relaxing to read over the holidays and pulled Rosamunde Pilcher's "Coming Home" (1995) off of our home lib...more
Jan 2012
Jan 03, 2012
Norah: The Making of an Irish-American Woman in 19th-Century New York
Please note: I am founder of Lucky Press, the publisher of "Norah."

I worked closely with Cynthia Neale on "Norah" and also designed the book jacket (a...more
Feb 2011
May 04, 2011
Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love
I had first read "Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey through the Renovation of Love" when it was published in hardcover under that title. It w...more
May 2012
Aug 04, 2012
I saw this book on a list online of 10 best books in an annual list, and as I am interested in how public tragedies affect communities, and also how i...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
The Resurrection of Hannah (The Samantha Clark Mystery Series -  Book 1)
Serendipity was in play when I met Kathryne Arnold on a cruise ship in the Caribbean a few years ago. Afterward, she sent me a manuscript copy of The...more
Jan 2007
Feb 14, 2012
Twisted Velvet Chains
I had read several of the poems included in "Twisted Velvet Chains" before publication, and this collection clearly shows the open heart of the poet a...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
Winter World : The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
I am still reading this book and it will likely take me a while because of other responsibilities I have... but I read several pages each evening. I a...more
Jan 19, 2013
Dec 27, 2010
The Purple Tree and Other Poems
This is a very touching and inspiring book…a lot of insight and hope are to be found within its 66 pages!

I found this book by meeting Sydney's mother...more
Oct 2011
Jan 03, 2012
A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions
This is a handy little book. It is small, but mighty. Consisting of 18 heavy-paper pages (after a few introductory pages), trimmed and bound in a stag...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
This is a wonderful book, the second in the series which started with "Outlander." I reviewed Outlander and found it a little tediously overdone in so...more
Jun 2011
Jul 03, 2011
Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
I read this book for the first time in 2010. I was drawn to the beautiful cover and when I saw the author's name, I knew I had to read it. Lisa See is...more
Apr 2011
May 09, 2011
The Center of Everything
I purchased this book at a used book (library) sale. Wow, what a deal! It's a wonderful novel told from the perspective of a teenage girl, Evelyn, who...more
Mar 2012
Aug 04, 2012
The Forever Marriage
The Forever Marriage
by Ann Bauer

From the publisher's description: "The Forever Marriage is at its heart a mystery, and the mystery is what, exactly, t...more
Sep 2012
Sep 09, 2012
Remarkable Creatures
This is my first introduction to the work of Tracy Chevalier, as for some reason I never read my husband's copy of Girl with the Pearl Earring. I'm g...more
Jan 2010
Jul 17, 2010
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
Well, I've finished reading Ken Follett's "Fall of Giants." It's nearly 1000 pages, but the font and spacing are generous and it went relatively fast....more
Sep 06, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
There Are No Words
Jaxon MacKenzie, a mute, yet secretly literate, 12-year-old girl, discovers a faded newspaper article documenting the greatest train wreck in American...more
Feb 2010
Apr 12, 2010
The Accidental Tourist
I read this book a few years ago and just reread it for the second time. (The copyright is 1985). It's a wonderful book, because, of course, Tyler's w...more
Jan 2013
Jan 30, 2013
Open Your Heart with Pets: Mastering Life through Love of Animals
I'm the author of Open Your Heart with Pets, originally published in 2007 by Dreamtime and now released (in 2012) by Transformation Publishing in pape...more
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Jun 12, 2012
Leaving the Hall Light On
"Leaving the Hall Light On" is a memoir by poet Madeline Sharples of California. Madeline is the mother of two sons. The eldest, Paul, suffered from b...more
Apr 28, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
What the Zhang Boys Know
I just finished "What the Zhang Boys Know" last night and loved it. I purchased the ebook version and read it in about four evenings before bedtime. I...more
May 19, 2013
May 19, 2013
The Time in Between
Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, is the first endorsement listed on "Praise for "The Time In Between", just inside...more
Sep 2012
Oct 12, 2012
The Death of Innocence
If you have an interest in true crime stories, or in what it is like for families who face the unthinkable sorrow and rage of losing a child to murder...more
Jun 2012
Aug 04, 2012
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
This was an outstanding book. For anyone who appreciates cartoons or comics. It really sheds light on how we perceive stories told in sequence through...more
Jul 16, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
Stealing Buddha's Dinner
The back cover states: "Beginning with her family's harrowing migration out of Saigon in 1975, Stealing Buddha's Dinner follows Bich Nguyen as she com...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
I choose to read this book because I've been researching family history and many of my relatives arrived in the US in the 1600s and lived in Mass. and...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
Max and Menna
Please note: I am the founder of Lucky Press, the publisher of Max and Menna.

It goes without saying that I would give this book five stars because, af...more
Jan 2010
Jul 03, 2011
The Thinker's Thesaurus: Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words
From the back cover: "This entertaining and informative reference features only sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together wit...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
Open Your Heart with Pets: Mastering Life through Love of Animals (Open Your Heart) (Open Your Heart) (Open Your Heart)
I'm the author of this book, so I can't give an unbiased review. It is, however, endorsed by Jack Hanna:
I've always thought you can learn a lot from o...more
Aug 2007
Apr 12, 2010
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