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Ham on Rye
Wow, what to say about this book/author. I'm ambivalent about the book. I laughed heartily in several places but, wonder seriously if most guys really...more
Dec 13, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
What an incredible story-line. I think it might not be quite as impressive if you are a reader who is in their 30s or younger because you would not be...more
Mar 25, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
I love Harris's writing and I liked this book, but the characters were not quite believable nor were any of them likable. It's a novel that could be d...more
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
The Little Friend
Amazing book, I've read it twice now and loved it both times. Protagonist is a 12 year old girl whose brother was murdered when she was just a baby. S...more
Mar 20, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Empire Falls
An incredible read. A small town in Maine is the focus of the story and one of the characters, really. The cast were multiple and varied, yet each one...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 04, 2014
Charming Billy
I liked this book but wasn't over excited about it. It was a good, thoughtful read focused on Irish, New York, alcoholic lives where the characters co...more
Nov 23, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
The author has written an interesting book about the search for an ancient manuscript. He has used a lot of the same themes as Neal Stephenson's Reamd...more
May 04, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
The Last Ember
Formulaic adventure. I did enjoy the archaeology part of the story and luckily I knew enough about Josephus and that era in history. However, that may...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
The Old Man and the Sea
Quite a story, needs much more thinking about it. I think I need to reread it to fathom it all. I love the metaphors, but wonder if I can really under...more
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Saving Faith
Enjoyed another Baldacci book! This story is about Faith Lockhart who has gone to the FBI to squeal on her boss - as a way to save him. Filled with in...more
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Apr 19, 2012
Sense and Sensibility
I really enjoyed this book. I had never read one of Austen's books before although I'd started them...Now was a fine time to enjoy the flowery speech...more
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Apr 18, 2012
Portrait in Sepia
Beautifully written story of families brought together over time from San Francisco, Chile, China and England. What lives, what adversity, what streng...more
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Apr 19, 2012
The Vig (Dismas Hardy, #2)
The second in the series of Dismas Hardy books was an enjoyable read with plot twists and turns that were pretty much unexpected. Someone shows up fro...more
Jun 07, 2014
May 16, 2014
The Last Book
What a wonderful, short little book! I was completely enthralled!It's hard to classify, but it was beautifully written and easily one of my all time f...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Gone with the Wind
Enjoyed reading this book, though long and sometimes a bit long-winded, it was a great read. I think it helped having never seen the movie.
Oct 10, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
The Pig Did It
Light and funny mystery of Ireland. First in the trilogy and a delightful little read.
Jun 13, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Cutting for Stone
Loved this book. The characters were so interesting and the plot line engaging. I learned a lot and could not imagine the ending before I got there.
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 18, 2012
Dead Irish
First in the series of Dismas Hardy books. Lescroart sets the scene beautifully with his main character being complex and well-developed. I like the e...more
May 26, 2014
May 16, 2014
Modigliani Scandal
Can you give it less than one? This was so disappointing. Somehow the author couldn't get his plot together enough to make any logical sense. I didn't...more
Jan 11, 2013
Apr 28, 2012
A Lesson Before Dying
An incredible book that makes you think about what being a man is all about, what a good life is and what makes us better people. I was moved by the s...more
Dec 22, 2013
Apr 23, 2012
Gentlemen and Players
Wow, never would have guessed I would like it as much as I did. NEVER saw the end coming and really enjoyed the read
Dec 20, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Southwesterly Wind
Another of Luiz Garcia-Roza's books. I enjoyed this one more than the last one. A complex story line about a young man who has some mental problems an...more
May 04, 2014
Apr 23, 2012
Another great Patchett book! A wonderful story of an incredible family almost as mixed up as mine! It is such a reflection of real life; we do things...more
Oct 22, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Bread Alone (Bread Alone, #1)
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the bakery and all of the characters, good bad but NONE ugly! The recipes were a fun addition and the Seattle sett...more
Oct 05, 2013
May 04, 2012
The Serpent's Tale (Mistress of the Art of Death, #2)
Loved this one, the second in the Mistress of Death series.
Jul 28, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Bone in the Throat
A light little murder mystery filled with chefs and cooking, like you're surprised. It was a fun, fast read and I will read another of his but would l...more
Jul 05, 2013
May 21, 2012
The Pig Comes to Dinner
fine little read, light and sassy. Good ghostly story of Ireland with tongue in cheek most of the time
Oct 05, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
What a wonderful romp of a story! Enjoyed every minute of it1
May 22, 2013
Apr 30, 2012
The Echo
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Apr 30, 2012
Great Expectations
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Apr 18, 2012
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