All Over the Map
really liked it
A wonderful tale about coming to terms with the choices we make along the way and living life to its fullest. Fraser may have traveled the whole world ...more
Jun 19, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
Where the Dog Star Never Glows
really liked it
Although this collection was written over a period of years, it flows fluidly from one tale to the next, without a hint of unevenness often displayed ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Jan 01, 2010
Pages for You
liked it
This book came highly recommended. It was one of those books that leaves you with an inexplicable feeling rather than a set of characters and plot. Mo ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2009
Outliers: The Story of Success
did not like it
Being born in the right place at the right time with the right talent and the right opportunities is the formula for success.

Not since "Who Moved the
Mar 02, 2014
Feb 22, 2014
Hope in a Jar
it was amazing
This is by far Harbison's BEST book to date.

Hope in a Jar starts out with a bang just like all of Harbison's books do. The difference with Hope in a
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
The Rainbow
it was amazing
I took a full semester on D.H. Lawrence and read ALL of his works. The stack of books was taller than me. Luckily, this was the only class I took! The ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2008
Tally: An Intuitive Life
it was amazing
Clark has the ability to transport the reader into another world. Absolutely brilliant!
Nov 28, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Stormbound (The Guardian Herd, #2)
it was amazing
This story started off with a trot and developed into a full gallop, leaving the reader breathless at the cliffhanger ending. I kept turning the last ...more
Dec 20, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
Secret Daughter
it was amazing
The must-read book of the year! A stunning debut novel about the magnetic pull and power of family, both the one you are born into and the one you cre ...more
Jun 12, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
The Voice of the River: A Novel
it was amazing
Few writers possess the gift of transforming the ugly into the beautiful or taking the marginal and making it mainstream. In "The Voice of the River," ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2011
Red Eggs and Good Luck
it was amazing
My debut memoir about growing up Chinese-German-American in the Bay Area in the 1970's.
Sep 13, 2015
Sep 13, 2015
All We Had
it was amazing
The best book I've read this year. A brilliant book about poverty, hope, friendships, and family.
Aug 16, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
Valentina Goldman's Immaculate Confusion
really liked it

Digame. Tell me. About your life, about my life, about everything.

In Marisol Murano’s second novel, Valentina Goldman’s Immaculate Confusion, the read
May 18, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
This Is Where We Live
it was amazing
An excellent novel about our times. Claudia and Jeremy, caught up in the momentum of the "gimme, gimme" generation, buy a house they cannot afford onl ...more
Jul 21, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Love Monkey
liked it
I picked up this book because it was hailed to be the next best thing after HIGH FIDELITY but it wasn't. Not really.

Sure, the loser-boy fumbles his w
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
really liked it
A delightful collection of short stories touching on love, grief, letting go, and moving onward. I was particularly drawn to the title story in which ...more
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
Brand-New Emily
it was amazing
"I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Really cool people and nerds have one thing in common: they're different from everyone else. They're weir ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)
really liked it
Part psychology, part memoir, Wendy Plump takes a look at how the laws of attraction can crucify the laws of reason. Nothing can stop a sleeper wave f ...more
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
The X'ed-out X-ray (A to Z Mysteries, #24)
really liked it
Ah, yes....I do enjoy the A to Z mysteries...and I'm not a mystery person. This book started out great--a concert, three kids, everyone dressed up in ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
Among the Silent Giants
it was amazing
I embarked on reading, Among the Silent Giants: A Young Girl’s True Adventures with great anticipation. Even before the book was published, this his ...more
Sep 02, 2012
Aug 03, 2012
In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior
I very seldom read non-fiction. But every now and then I need to brush up on the human condition. This book is very relevant to our times. It would no ...more
not set
Aug 14, 2011
The Smart One
really liked it
I waited a LONG time to get this book. My husband ordered it from Copperfield's Books for Valentine's Day.

The first thing that intrigued me about this
Apr 27, 2009
Aug 22, 2008
The Remains of the Day
it was amazing
A technical masterpiece about a WWI and WWI English butler, Mr. Stevens, who devotes his life to the dignity of serving Lord Darlington, an English ge ...more
Sep 26, 2009
Nov 18, 2008
The Pet Washer
it was amazing
An amazing story told with benevolence and grace, The Pet Washer is a timeless tale of true friendship for the young and the young-at-heart.

Alvarez we
Sep 03, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
it was amazing
10 Stars! The best literary stunner I've read this year. Deeply textured and intricately layered, this literary gem is destined to become a classic st ...more
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
The Sleeping Beauty Proposal
it was amazing
What would you do if you had discovered you had been waiting for a marriage proposal to transform your life?

Genie Michaels discovers she has been slee
Dec 12, 2009
Nov 29, 2009
Smart Girls Get What They Want
it was amazing
Just finished this fabulous young adult debut novel from the already widely published favorite chick lit and mystery writer, Sarah Strohmeyer. Strohme ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
The Manny
really liked it
**spoiler alert** On the surface, Jamie Whitfield has it all: a thriving career as a serious broadcast news producer, a multimillionaire husband, thre ...more
Apr 02, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
really liked it
Ever read a chapbook of poems that ends in a cliff hanger? Neither did I until I read PURGATORY by Amelia Martens.

Here, in a world full of magic reali
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 09, 2012
The Bookstore
really liked it
A solid book full of yearning, misguided emotions, and brilliant lyricism with an undercurrent of heartbreaking realism. A wonderful book for those wh ...more
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
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