December 28, 2017

The characters in the story are wide and varied whether in social standing, temperament, or distance from the actual murder.

December 14, 2017

Other than the intellectual meaning of the word orphan, I have no real knowledge of what it means to be an orphan. I’ve never had a friend who was one or spoken to someone who had lived through the experience. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is about the dark side...

November 16, 2017

Mozambique - just the sound of that word feels exotic. But that's not the country's current status. Years and years of civil war have taken its toll, both on the landscape but more importantly, the people. Recovery has been slow for the country but for the survivors le...

October 5, 2017

l read somewhere, maybe on, that this story was a tragicomedy. That seemed an unusual concept to me but the story idea was intriguing.

September 21, 2017

It was a fascinating radio interview with Matthieu Ricard as the guest. Here was this French scientist who had become a Buddhist Monk.

September 7, 2017

Who else, but a reader, would say, “I’ve never read two sexier sentences”?

August 24, 2017

Glancing through the stacks of books at Costco I was having a hard time deciding what to read next. I kept returning to By Gaslight written by Canadian author Steven Price because I’d not read a ‘murder/mystery’ story in a long time. I can’t remember one past the Nancy...

August 10, 2017

The names of places are weird, the stuff they eat positively gross, the clothes they wear funny, and the continuing fight for survival a drama. By the end of the first chapter I’m hooked, and giggling!

July 27, 2017

I know this story is fiction but it didn’t feel that way when I read it. The story moved all of my emotions and kept my attention throughout.

July 13, 2017

Zoe, in The Vanishing Year, had a shady event earlier in life that led to her changing her identity, hence the ‘vanishing’ in the book title.

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