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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 — 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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BOOK REVIEW: A Wrinkle In Time September 8, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) When I was a child, before “Young Adult” was a genre that was really a thing, I loved to read. Certain books stood out for me, and I reread them until the pages got soft and started to fall out. I’d carefully…

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BOOK REVIEW — A Gentleman in Moscow July 14, 2017

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles is one of those beautiful books that, when you are finished, make you want to clutch it to your chest and close your eyes and sigh. The simple plot belies its profundity. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov lives under house arrest in Moscow…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: Before You Were Mine June 9, 2017

Before You Were Mine Disclaimer: I was given a copy of “Before You Were Mine” by Em Muslin by the good folks at Books and the Bear in exchange for an honest review. “Before You Were Mine” tells the story of Eli Bell. Eli gets pregnant at 14, and her baby daughter is taken away…

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Book Review — Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore June 2, 2017

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel I was utterly charmed by Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. It appealed to everything nerdy in me, but at the same time was funny and warm. Clay Jannon* is an award winning designer who lost his job when the startup he worked for, NewBagel, went under. He…

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