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Book Review — A Cup of Love February 23, 2018

A Cup of Love: Stories From the Heart: Valentine’s Day Anthology : 30 Writers on Love & Life “A Cup of Love” is a collection of stories about love – which means that it is a collection of stories about life. There are, of course, many different kinds of love. There’s romantic love, the way…

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Book Review: Angel Bumps February 9, 2018

Angel Bumps: Hello from Heaven First of all, I want this disclaimer out there: menopause has made me into more of a sap than I used to be. Angel Bumps are Anne Bardsley’s term for messages from beyond. Not in a creepy sci-fi way, but rather just little signs – feathers, butterflies, batteries – that…

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Book Review: Flood Girls January 26, 2018

The Flood Girls “The Flood Girls” by Richard Fifield is a quirky, different kind of book, populated with unusual, flawed, and likeable characters. Rachel Flood is returning to her hometown of Quinn, Montana for a number of reasons. Her father has died, and she inherited his trailer. She also wants to make amends to complete…

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Book Review: Life With My Idiot Family December 29, 2017

Life with My Idiot Family: A True Story of Survival, Courage and Justice over Childhood Sexual Abuse If you knew Kathy Picard in high school or junior high, you probably wouldn’t have guessed what was going on in her home. Her report cards speak of a pleasant, hard working girl. She doesn’t get in trouble,…

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Book Review — A Man Called Ove December 1, 2017

A Man Called Ove: A Novel “A Man Called Ove” is a simple story of a man, Ove, who has a very clear sense of right and wrong. Ove is competent and efficient and hardworking. He is also cranky and curmudgeonly and thinks everyone around him is a nitwit. Which, of course, they largely are.…

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Book Review: The Family Fang November 3, 2017

The Family Fang: A Novel “The Family Fang” by Kevin Wilson is one of those books that called out to me from the library shelf. I had never heard of it, or its author, before, and I can’t say exactly what attracted me about it. But I’m glad I picked it up. One complaint I…

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Book Review — I Am Malala October 20, 2017

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Most everyone by now, I suppose, knows who Malala Yousafzai is. She is a Pakistani girl who was shot in the face by the Taliban because she was a loud proponent of girls being educated. She was just 15…

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Book Review — On Truth October 6, 2017

On Truth I was wandering the stacks in the library, when I came upon the audio book for “On Truth” by Harry Frankfurt. Something about it caught my eye. Frankfurt is a professor of philosophy at Princeton, and make no bones about it, this is a scholarly work. It is a followup to his book…

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