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The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
David Martín is a writer of penny dreadfuls who is offered a huge sum of money to write a book for a French publisher. He can't find any evidence that ...more
Mar 07, 2010
Jun 18, 2009
Anna Karenina
This is primarily the story of Anna Karenina's troubled affair with Alexey Vronsky. It's also the story of Konstantin Levin's search for love and trut ...more
Jan 30, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Look Homeward, Angel
I decided to read this because Thomas Wolfe was from my area and I only had to read one short story of his for an English class. I wanted to see what ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 06, 2007
The Pilot's Wife
The Pilot's Wife in a nutshell: Jack Lyons, a commercial pilot, is flying a plane when it explodes. The book follows the grieving process of his widow ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 05, 2007
Rose Madder
Rose Daniels has suffered through fourteen years of an abusive marriage. She finally leaves with nothing but the clothes on her back on the day that s ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
The First Chronicles of Amber (Books 1-5)
Review of Nine Princes in Amber

This is a tough book to summarize. Let’s just say that Mr. Corey wakes up with amnesia after a nasty car crash and sets
Sep 12, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
I have mostly been able to follow Christopher Moore into his craziness with success. He makes a joke and I laugh. It might be the weirdest thing ever ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
In the Company of the Courtesan
Bucino is a dwarf employed by one of the most favored courtesans of Rome, Fiammetta Bianchini. When Rome is sacked by Spaniards and Lutherans in 1527, ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Jun 08, 2008
The Zookeeper's Wife
Jan and Antonina Żabiński were the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo when Germany invaded Poland. Between the bombing, Nazi cruelty, and the Nazi desire to ke ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 11, 2009
World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2)
Set a couple of hundred years after The Pillars of the Earth , World Without End picks up the story of the town of Kingsbridge. I don't want to say to ...more
Feb 15, 2010
Dec 07, 2008
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron (Shades of Grey, #1)
In the future, after the Something That Happened, people's places in society are determined by the color they can see. Purples are the ruling class an ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Feb 27, 2009
The King's Mistress
"When had I a choice to be other than I was?"

So begins this fictional autobiography of Alice Perrars' life.

And that's about where I stopped caring ov
Oct 20, 2010
Jul 02, 2010
The Devil's Dream
It all starts when Moses Bailey marries young, beautiful Kate Malone. The Baileys are known to be a strict, religious family and the Malones are known ...more
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Jun 01, 2008
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
This book is the one that Hermione inherited from Dumbledore. It contains the "Tale of the Three Brothers" that was told in Harry Potter and the Death ...more
Dec 27, 2008
Dec 26, 2008
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception (Books of Faerie, #1)
Deirdre meets Luke at an audition one day. They play some amazing music together, and by the end of the day, Deirdre is more than a little infatuated. ...more
Jan 17, 2010
Dec 03, 2009
Deadly Nightshade
Really, it's more like 3.5 stars, but I couldn't bring myself to bump it up to 4.

Deadly Nightshade is a mystery set on Martha's Vineyard. The "detecti
Nov 2007
Sep 05, 2007
Across the Nightingale Floor: Episode 1 The Sword of the Warrior
Tomasu is out wandering the mountains where his village is located, as he has countless times before, but this time when he comes back, a warlord has ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Nov 09, 2009
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
Josh and Sophie Newman have settled into a summer in San Francisco, living with their elderly aunt as their parents work an archaeological dig, and wo ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
In 1925, Percy Fawcett, a seasoned Amazonian explorer, his son and son's friend set out to find a fabulous city in the Amazon that Fawcett calls only ...more
Jun 17, 2011
May 03, 2009
The History of Love
Elderly Leo Gursky lost his great love when he was young and he has spent the rest of his life living with what-might-have-beens and watching her and ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jun 18, 2009
Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1)
Kitty Norville is a late-night DJ who stumbles upon a popular idea for a talk show--"The Midnight Hour" in which she and her listeners discuss any and ...more
Mar 15, 2011
Mar 08, 2010
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, a History
Lewis Buzbee has worked around books his entire life. He worked at the local bookstore through school, and then he worked as a publisher's rep, and I ...more
Mar 08, 2011
Nov 09, 2009
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
There's a lot going on in this book. Basically, Toru Okada has just quit his job in Tokyo and all kinds of strange people enter and leave his life whi ...more
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
I pulled this out of its mailer and my husband took one look and said, "Oh, crap. You're going to have a tattoo soon, aren't you?" I was a little hesi ...more
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
In this modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre, Jane Moore is a penniless student who's just had to drop out of college and take a job as a nanny working f ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Aug 22, 2010
Sabriel has just graduated from her boarding school in Ancelstierre when she receives a message from her father letting her know that he's in trouble ...more
May 25, 2009
Aug 04, 2008
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
Gemma Doyle is living in India, but she desperately wants to move back to England. As 16-year-old girls will do, she's bickering constantly with her m ...more
Mar 27, 2009
Jul 15, 2008
Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1)
Jane True is practically an outcast in her small town of Rockabill, Maine. She finds solace in swimming in the ocean, dangerously close to the whirlpo ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Nov 02, 2009
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)
This is a story about the first lady detective in Botswana, Precious Ramotswe. Mostly the chapters are about individual cases she takes on, but there ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 05, 2007
Ash is a re-telling of Cinderella, with more fairies and no fairy godmother.

The style this is written in is not a style for me. It feels true to what
Mar 19, 2010
Sep 19, 2009
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