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Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
it was ok
I was never the ideal reader for this book. I did not intentionally shun it, but I never gravitated towards it. My operating theory is that voracious ...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 03, 2014
The City Baker's Guide to Country Living
really liked it
Louise Miller is remarkably accomplished in this debut novel about a family-less pastry chef escaping an affair with her boss in Boston, a married man ...more
Jul 26, 2016
Jul 25, 2016
The Couturier of Milan (Ava Lee, #9)
it was amazing
More than once I have called this series of books about a Chinese-born Canadian my guilty pleasure, but now I wonder why I should feel guilty. Ava Lee ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2017
Lonesome Lies Before Us
really liked it
Don Lee’s novels have always resonated with me and towards the end of his latest, I began to understand why. Lee is resolutely plebeian in his writing ...more
May 30, 2017
May 04, 2017
Enchanted August
it was ok
Staying on an island off the coast of Maine can be a peak summer experience, and Brenda Bowen gets full points for imagining what a relief it would be ...more
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns
really liked it
Galilee Garner can be as prickly and sensitive as the roses she breeds in her southern California backyard, but when her teenaged niece arrives on her ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
it was amazing
This marvelous collection of the extant fragments of verse attributed to Sappho is a glorious spur to the imagination. Sappho was a lyricist, a poet, ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 05, 2015
Eat, Pray, Love
really liked it
I read this years ago and realize now that I did not review it. The book is startling in its revelations. I remember thinking at the time that there i ...more
Jun 04, 2008
May 16, 2011
The Blessings of the Animals
liked it
I am a sucker for stories about vets and the animals they care for. This was an advance I picked up at BEA this year and I liked the way it began. It ...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)
liked it
I wrote this review several times already and must have (several times?) mistakenly erased it. Anyway, I had to create a new bookshelf for this--Roman ...more
Jun 05, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
An innocent millionaire
liked it
I was attracted to this author by the title of his first book In Praise of Older Women but thought the title of this book appropriate to the world we ...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 06, 2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
it was amazing
Where was I when this came out in 2007? When I discovered this title recently in someone else’s TBR list, I immediately added to my own. The novel is ...more
Dec 07, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
One Good Dog
really liked it
To my way of thinking, this could be classified as Romance. The best sort of Romance, I might add. There is a love interest, between a man (who needed ...more
Mar 02, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
Ways of Seeing
liked it
This is such a famous book. I suppose it does give some a leg up in interpreting the signals of modern society. I don't think I could have said so muc ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
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