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The Gargoyle
3.96
it was amazing
I'm sure everyone has read at least one review of The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson by now, but I just finished it, so bear with me while I chime in wit ...more
not set
Aug 23, 2008
 
Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story
3.17
really liked it
Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story by Kim Powers is a fictional account of the relationship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee. The book opens over twe ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Sep 25, 2008
 
My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
4.14
liked it
My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, written by Ariel Sabar and published by Algonquin Press is actually the stor ...more
Aug 25, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
 
Lucky Girl: A Memoir
3.75
really liked it
Mei-Ling was born in Taiwan and at seven months old, she was adopted by a loving American couple, Rollie and Chris Hopgood. The Hopgoods also adopted ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
 
Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage
4.05
it was amazing
Susette Kelo survived a troubled childhood and two unhappy marriages and had decided to start her life all over again. She bought a little cottage nea ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2009
 
Kiss Carlo
3.74
it was amazing
Adriana Trigiani has gone back to her roots with her latest book, KISS CARLO. It’s the story of a large Italian American family that’s set in Philadel ...more
Jun 07, 2017
May 14, 2017
 
The Ocean Between Us
4.10
really liked it
Grace and Steve Bennett have been married for twenty years and they have three children in high school. Steve is a career Naval officer and his career ...more
Apr 23, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
The Gin Closet
3.41
liked it
When Stella goes to visit her Grandmother Lucy for Christmas, she finds her on the kitchen floor, where she’d fallen earlier in the day. As Stella was ...more
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Wishin' and Hopin'
3.52
really liked it
Felix Funicello’s family owns the lunch counter at the local bus station and their claim to fame is that Annette Funicello is their cousin. Felix is i ...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?
3.99
it was amazing
If you know a little one getting ready to start school, you definitely need to check out Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick. Th ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Reader
3.73
really liked it
Fifteen year old Michael Berg gets sick on his way home from school one day and he is helped by Hanna Schmitz. After he’s better, he goes by to thank ...more
Apr 30, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
3.79
really liked it
Peter Brown is a doctor at Manhattan Catholic Hospital with a horrible secret in his past. He is part of the Federal Witness Protection Program. Raise ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Oct 16, 2008
 
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
4.10
really liked it
Bruno and his family lived in Berlin during World War II. His father was an officer in the Army. Bruno was a typical nine-year old - his life revolved ...more
Apr 26, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
The Nine Lessons: A Novel of Love, Fatherhood, and Second Chances
3.85
really liked it
London Witte loves golf so much he named his only child Augusta Nicklaus Witte. London’s beloved wife died when August (as he preferred to be called) ...more
Jun 17, 2009
Dec 03, 2008
 
The American Journey of Barack Obama
4.16
really liked it
The American Journey of Barack Obama by the Editors of Life is a beautiful coffee table book. It tells the story of Barack Obama from birth through th ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Octopus Pie: Volume 1
3.46
This one didn't work for me so I'm giving up on it.
not set
Feb 26, 2016
 
The Invention of Wings
4.23
really liked it
I'd give this 4.5 stars. Be sure to read the Author's Note at the end of the book.
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
Delicious!
3.75
really liked it
I'd give it 4.5 stars.
Jun 09, 2014
May 25, 2014
 
Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor
3.81
really liked it
3.75 stars
Dec 25, 2015
Jun 07, 2013
 
The School of Essential Ingredients
3.78
it was amazing
Lillian’s father left her family when she was four years old and her mother turned to books for solace. I can certainly understand why, but her daught ...more
Jan 19, 2009
Dec 06, 2008
 
The Postmistress
3.30
really liked it
While war is raging in Europe, Postmaster Iris James is on a train returning to her hometown of Franklin, Massachusetts, and she notices an unfamiliar ...more
Mar 30, 2010
Sep 30, 2009
 
Another Brooklyn
3.87
really liked it
4.5 stars
Jul 23, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
 
Labor Day
3.56
really liked it
After his parents get divorced, Henry lives with his mother, Adele. Adele has become a little odd and rarely leaves the house. It’s Labor Day weekend, ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2009
 
Matrimony (Vintage Contemporaries)
3.10
liked it
Carter Heinz and Julian Wainwright meet as freshmen at Graymont College. They both meet girls that they end up marrying. Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin, ...more
Dec 04, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
Brava, Valentine
3.89
really liked it
When Valentine Roncalli’s beloved grandmother moves to Italy and gets re-married she leaves her custom shoe business to Valentine and Valentine’s brot ...more
Mar 08, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
 
The Same Sky
3.82
really liked it
4.5 stars
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
The Great Expectations School: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle
3.68
really liked it
After Dan Brown graduated from NYU’s film school in 2003, he decided to apply to become New York City Teaching Fellow. The Teaching Fellow program was ...more
Apr 09, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.84
it was amazing
Like a lot of kids, Jess and his mute brother, Christopher (“Stump”), are curious about the world of adults. They’re not above spying to satisfy their ...more
May 21, 2012
Sep 20, 2011
 
The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them
3.61
liked it
In the 1980’s, Amy Dickinson was married with a young daughter and living in London when her husband decided he wanted a divorce. Since she came from ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 01, 2008
 
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4.12
it was amazing
When I first started blogging this summer, I read a lot about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
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