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Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet
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A contemporary murder mystery set in the Scottish highlands. The information about making whiskey was interesting. There are quite a few characters, a small amount of romance (very small), and a good mystery.

Gemma Dawson did a good job with the narra
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The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
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The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
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The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
"This was a very enjoyable, easy read.

Arthur Pepper is a lovely man. He is kind, trustworthy, loyal and hardworking. His curiosity about his wifes past leads him on an adventure in which he will discover that he is so much more!

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Still Life by Louise Penny
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This is very much a character-driven contemporary murder mystery, set in a small village in southern Quebec. This is the first book in a long series starring Chief Inspector Gamache.

The co-stars—villagers and other policemen—have varied personalities
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The Kill Fee by Fiona Veitch Smith
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Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey
"Not Her Daughter is an emotionally gripping tale that explores parenting, child abduction, love, and loss.

I really enjoyed Rea Frey's writing style... she easily grips her readers with an emotional story that leaves you hanging on until the end!..." Read more of this review »
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Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill
Sea of Rust
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I really liked this sci-fi tale, written from the point of view of a robot who hunts other robots. On post-apocalyptic Earth, robots have taken control and have destroyed humans. Now they are becoming obsolete themselves, and some of them scour the w ...more
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
" The movie was excellent, but I'm sure it wasn't as good as the book. I look forward to your review, Margo. "
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William James
“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
William James

Reinhold Niebuhr
“Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”
Reinhold Niebuhr, The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr: Selected Essays and Addresses

Mary Oliver
“How heron comes

It is a negligence of the mind
not to notice how at dusk
heron comes to the pond and
stands there in his death robes, perfect
servant of the system, hungry, his eyes
full of attention, his wings
pure light”
Mary Oliver, Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

Dave Eggers
“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
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Stephen Colbert
“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.”
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