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The Wives of Los Alamos
I could not get past the author's style of writing: first person plural. It is a very subjective choice, and it made the beginning intriguing. Unfort ...more
Oct 25, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
Pigs Can't Swim: A Memoir
This was an amazing book. I liked everything about it; from the style of writing, to the setting, to the depth of feeling from the author. It is a me ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
The Other Typist Free Preview
I just finished The Other Typist and like many who read and reviewed this title, I'm still trying to figure it out. The ending came out quite differe ...more
May 25, 2013
May 20, 2013
Little Mercies
I really enjoyed Heather Gudenkauf's novel, "These Things Hidden". It was thrilling and compelling. I was excited at the chance to read "Little Merci ...more
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Small Blessings: A Novel
The word that comes to mind on finishing this book is delightful. This was not a complex or complicated story, which to me felt like a breath of fres ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
Love Water Memory
I loved this book. Thanks to Gallery Books and NetGalley for the chance to read it before publication. Where to start. I can't pinpoint exactly what I ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Morning Glory
Although I have heard of the author's other titles, this was the first of her books that I have read. I found it to be a wonderful story. I enjoyed t ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 04, 2013
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
This book was a riveting narrative of the events at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the flood in its aftermath. It was ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
The Unwitting
This book grew on me as I was reading. I found it a bit slow going at first, but that might have been because I had other things on my mind when I beg ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
The Tyrant's Daughter
Although written as a fictional story, The Tyrant's Daughter is timely and believable. I kept trying to figure out from what foreign country Laila an ...more
Jan 22, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
We Are Called to Rise
Random actions and circumstances can bring people together in all kinds of ways and with all kinds of results. We Are Called to Rise, illustrates thi ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
The Story Hour
Perfection. What a fabulous story! My only regret is that I wasn't able to just sit down and read this from cover to cover. The author made me feel th ...more
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
The Echoes of Love
This was a well-written romance novel. I appreciated the setting of Venice and other sites in Italy. I also enjoyed the plot which had an interesting ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Dec 16, 2013
Cutting Teeth: A Novel
This is a good read that has mostly off-putting characters. It held my interest with some very good writing, but WOW were the people in the story irr ...more
May 22, 2014
May 08, 2014
A Hundred Flowers
I received a copy of the e-galley of this book through Shelf Awareness. I historic fiction and especially am excited about this title. I will review i ...more
May 16, 2012
May 10, 2012
The Room Beyond
I wish to thank NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for the chance to read and review this book. It's hard to pinpoint it as a particular genre ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel
This was a real emotional challenge. It is a massive book that covers many years in the life of a family, from the 40's through 2011. The characters ...more
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
I was looking for a light read in between some heavier books. This one fit the bill. The story is simple but well done. It is a coming of age story of ...more
Nov 29, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?
I really enjoyed this short story of a friendship shared in hindsight. So often our lives don't turn out as we hoped they would. Berie copes with her ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Buyer, Beware (Style and Error Mystery #2)
This was a fun book and I'm thankful to NetGalley and the publisher, Polyester Press for the chance to read and review it.
Samantha Kidd and several o
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
Christmas on Jane Street: A True Story
A quick, but wonderful Christmas memoir. The Romp family is a real family that sells Christmas trees each December at a stand on Jane St. and 8th Ave ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Wake: A Novel
"War wins! And it keeps on winning, over and over again" War wins and anyone who thinks any differently is a fool." This quote from Wake shows the at ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker
I enjoyed reading the story of Janet Groth, a midwestern girl, who spent much of her working life as a receptionist at The New Yorker. I enjoyed the s ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
The Returned
The Returned was not what I expected. I thought it would be a fantasy/sci-fi story, but it ended up being more of an action tale. The author writes a ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
A Glass of Blessings
This is the first book I have read by Barbara Pym, but it won't be the last. I found her narrative to be delightful in spite of the fact that it is fr ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Jan 26, 2013
The Secret Lives of Dresses
The Secret Lives of Dresses is a lovely little book. It tells a simple story about a young woman learning to think and live for herself. Dora has been ...more
Dec 27, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
I found this to be an interesting biography of Thomas Jefferson, as well as a great perspective of history from the time of the American revolution th ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
With or Without You: A Memoir
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read and review "With or Without You". This was an excellent memoir of a girl growing up wi ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
An incredible story of a young man, Shin, who was born and raised within a prison camp in N. Korea. It is amazing to think that a person could grow up ...more
Apr 21, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
The Silver Linings Playbook
A fun and yet heart touching story of a great guy who is recovering from a severe psychological episode. The writing was witty and believable as Pat t ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Mar 09, 2013
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