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"The Husband’s Secret"

my take: I like how Ms. Moriarty’s characters seem a bit superficial at first, the novel a bit house-wifey … …

"The Wonder"

my take: The heroine, a Nightingale trained nurse, is hired to keep a two-week watch over a young girl who …

"Small Great Things"

my take: Whew. Almost quit on this one. Some of the content was so disturbing I wasn’t sure I wanted …

"August Snow"

my take: This was recommended by Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) recently. She mentioned that in these unsettling times in the …

"West of Sunset"

my take: Here’s the tale of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years, past the wild days with Zelda. He’s hawked himself …

"Eligible"

my take: What looks like wealth and upper class in America? What would bring an upper-middle class family shame? Curtis …

"The Dry"

my take: A triple family suicide/murder in a small Australian farming town re-kindles the unsolved murder/suicide from twenty years earlier …

"Today Will be Different"

my take: I saw this title and thought: YES PLEASE. Isn’t that what we hope for in mid-life? I’ll get …

"Norwegian by Night"

my take: Having recently been in Oslo, I was excited to read this detective story set there. I was surprised …

"Some Luck"

my take: I was a little freaked out at the beginning of this novel: a nine month old is sitting …

"Commonwealth"

my take: The story of two families, six kids total, and how their lives intersect through divorce and remarriage. I’d …

"The Ramblers"

my take: As I was sorting through book piles, I came across this HARDCOVER book and asked hubby where & …

"Doc"

my take: This took a bit to get into and was well worth the wading at the outset. A combination …

"At The Water’s Edge"

my take: From the inexhuastible source of World War II comes a tale from the edge of Loch Ness. A …

"Night at the Fiestas"

my take: I don’t always love/like short stories. They’re so … brief? Just as I get emotionally attached to characters …