This book was fabulous and deep. It deals with domestic abuse and to a lesser extent Salem, MA history of "witchcraft". I was delighted to read in theThis book was fabulous and deep. It deals with domestic abuse and to a lesser extent Salem, MA history of "witchcraft". I was delighted to read in the end notes that there is a second novel with the same characters slated to hit the bookstores in 2009.
The main character, Sophya "Towner" Whitney comes from a long line of psychic women, who can read the future in lace. The story is told from several different viewpoints, often opposing. The story is revealed slowly, like peeling an onion, and you never totally understand the whole story till the end of the book.
I found this book a fascinating read and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys character studies, those who are spiritually inclined, and anyone who is interested in the history of Salem.
The author lists her website for those who are interested in a schedule of author events, general news, background information about Salem, discussions, or to send questions or comments. www.LaceReader.com...more
This is the third book of JA Jance's Ali Reynolds series. I had forgotten about this series, but I have JA Jance marked as a favorite author at the liThis is the third book of JA Jance's Ali Reynolds series. I had forgotten about this series, but I have JA Jance marked as a favorite author at the library, and they automatically reserve all her books for me. I don't know why I forgot about this series, because I REALLY enjoyed this book! (As I tend to do with ALL her books--although I thought until I read this book that her Joanna Brady mysteries were my favorite!)
Ali Reynolds is a former news broadcaster that in the first book was fired from her job, and divorced from her husband. She went home to Arizona to be near her parents. As a process of her coping with the turmoil in her life, she starts a blog: cutlooseblog.com where she can vent, and in the process gains many fans and friends.
In this current book, she helps a friend, local homicide detective Dave Holman locate his missing teenage daughter, and in doing so becomes enbroiled in a local homicide case.
If you've never read JA Jance's books, I suggest you do so!! She is one of my all-time favorite authors, and her books are always a great read....more
I confess that I didn't finish this book before I had to return it to the library.
I found this extremely disturbing and fascinating at the same time.I confess that I didn't finish this book before I had to return it to the library.
I found this extremely disturbing and fascinating at the same time. This is a book where the author attempts to follow four meals from the source (farm) to the table.
What I came away from what I read in this book is that our agribusiness is so totally screwed up! The only hope lies in supporting local, organic farmers (going back to the way things started out!)and re-learning to eat food that is in season. I am trying to hold onto the hope that this will still be possible!!
I am not a meat-eater, but I wonder if anyone who eats meat would still do so after reading this book!...more
I picked this up at a book fair and wasn't sure I would like this book or not--I have begun to shy away from the dark, gritty, in-the-head of serial kI picked this up at a book fair and wasn't sure I would like this book or not--I have begun to shy away from the dark, gritty, in-the-head of serial killers kind of books. (Just don't want that negative energy in me anymore!) But although this deals with a serial killer, and there were chapters and parts of chapters from the killer's POV, I found that I enjoyed the characters and relationships in this book.
The main character is a cop, Elise, who was found as a baby in a cemetary in Savannah, Georgia, and thought to be the daughter of a famous root doctor of the local Gullah culture. Her new partner is formerly of the FBI and has landed in Savannah under rumors of being kicked out of the FBI. He is not very forthcoming. They are assigned to a case where a body starting to undergo autopsy was discovered to actually be alive--someone has been using a drug that mimics death and paralyzes the body.
This is Anne Frasier's third book: the first two was Hush, and Sleep Tight. I am not sure if they are part of a series, or if each book is a separate story. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but I wanted to hear more from these characters when I finished the book!
Edit: I just discovered that all three books have different characters....more
I consider this more of a reference book, and have been referring to it often. I find some of his statements hard to take, but overall, I believe he iI consider this more of a reference book, and have been referring to it often. I find some of his statements hard to take, but overall, I believe he is right on the money.
I am currently a raw food vegan, so I already adhere to many of his views. I will be doing his cleanse this next month, in preparation for my upcoming abdominal surgery. I am not sure if I could have done the cleanse before I began eating more healthfully--it would have felt too extreme. He advocates cleansing before starting his program (unless you are gravely ill, in which case he recommends jumping right into the program.)...more