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The Litigators
Since this is the first Grisham I have read in long time, I wasn't expecting much. I loved his early books, but just got tired of the same old lawyer ...more
Feb 06, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
Stay with Me: A Novel
This is not the kind of book I would ordinarily read, but I'm really glad that I happened upon it at my library. It's not the kind of book that one ju ...more
May 31, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
The Rock Hole: A Red River Mystery
The Rock Hole is a mystery set in north Texas in a community bordering the Red River. The time is 1964 and Top, a ten-year-old boy who has been sent t ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Feb 08, 2013
Gone Girl
Nick and Amy are the perfect couple leading the good life in New York until Nick loses his job and is forced to return to his home in Carthage, Missou ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
This was a fascinating book that takes the reader into the lives of two Chinese women, Lily and Show Flower, who were bound together as little girls b ...more
Nov 2010
Jan 06, 2011
Helen Keller in Love: A Novel
Helen Keller was a very remarkable woman, and this book doesn't detract anything at all from her character. She was a champion of women's rights and a ...more
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
The Whisper of the River
This coming of age story is set in Georgia in the early 1940's. Sixteen year old Porter Osborne, nick named Sambo, is an underweight, practical joker. ...more
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Oct 20, 2014
Under the Persimmon Tree
Nusrat, an American woman married to an Afghan doctor, and Najmah, a young Afghani girl, share a common destiny in this novel. The stories of these tw ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 15, 2008
The Old Wine Shades (Richard Jury, #20)
I listened to this Richard Jury mystery in the car. It was a little hard to follow since I hadn't read any of the Jury books before, but I enjoyed it ...more
Jul 18, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
**spoiler alert** Wow! This has to be the end of the series. Makes me want to read more books set during the Revolutionary War. My historical knowledg ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 29, 2009
The Secret Life of Bees
Lily Owens is the only daughter of T Ray, an unhappy peach farmer in 1960's South Carolina. Lily's mother was killed during an unfortunate family disp ...more
Jan 2007
Jan 09, 2008
Sleeping Beauty
Maybe I've read too many mystery-thrillers lately because this one just didn't seem that exciting to me. I can usually guess the killer after about ha ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1)
This light mystery was a quick read and lots of fun. Phryne is the type of character who is bigger than life. She uncovers a cocaine ring while mainta ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 04, 2012
The Horse You Came In On (Richard Jury, #12)
This Richard Jury mystery didn't live up to my expectations. Even though the fake Poe manuscript was cleverly handled, it seemed to me to be rather pr ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 15, 2010
The Goldfinch
This very touching story has stayed with me. The writing and plotting were outstanding, and the characters, although not totally believable, are memor ...more
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Nov 29, 2014
The Old Contemptibles (Richard Jury, #11)
I loved this book although it was one of the saddest I've read in this series. Martha Grimes has created some memorable characters who continue to hol ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
The House of the Spirits
I almost put this book down after ploughing through the first chapter. It was very tedious reading, but after Clara was introduced, I was fascinated w ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 10, 2010
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)

I really liked this unusual murder mystery. Why would a monk in a very secret monastery be murdered by one of his fellow monks? Inspector Gamach and
Mar 22, 2013
Nov 01, 2012
The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #2)
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was very disappointed with it. The Wolf Gift was an engaging, fast paced novel with lots of act ...more
not set
Jun 03, 2014
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
This was an interesting book, but it was hard to get into. There were too many characters, and I wasn't sure where the author was taking us at the beg ...more
Oct 10, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
Rocket Boys (Coalwood #1)
Great true coming of age story about a group of Kentucky teenage boys,led by the author, who, despite the odds, are able to engineer and launch a seri ...more
May 2009
Jul 23, 2009
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The dogs were the best characters in this book. I loved their interaction with each other and their people. The human characters were too unbelievable ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
Lakshmi lives in Nepal under very harsh circumstances, but she loves her simple life with her mother, baby brother and shiftless stepfather. Lakshmi's ...more
Jan 2008
Dec 21, 2007
Wow! I can't believe I whizzed through the last 400 pages in two days when I took over a week to get to the point of really enjoying this novel. Not b ...more
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Nov 03, 2013
The Racketeer
This was a great audio book and kept me going until the last hour or so. This was classic Grisham with likable, for the most part, characters.
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Jan 05, 2013
Jan 06, 2013
Change of Heart
Jodi is not a favorite author, but she does raise some intriguing issues in her books. This one had so many voices that it was hard to feel empathy or ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2012
Burnt Mountain
This book completely left me cold. I could feel no empathy for any of the characters and the ending was so unbelieveable that I just shook my head. Wh ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
Isabel does it again. The moral quandry that she gets involved in is quite unusual, and only Isabel would go to such lengths to solve the mystery pres ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
V is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone #22)
This is another great Grafton read with plenty of action. I hate to think that the series will come to an end in just another 4 books. Guess I'll have ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
I learned more about the Revolutionary War than I wanted to know. The book was too long and left too much hanging. I'm sick of Claire. It's time for G ...more
Jul 10, 2010
Aug 28, 2010
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