Category Archives: Book Reviews

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck I chose to read this book for book club.  The theme was “A Book That Became A Movie”.  I wanted to be different is why this book was chosen! The story centers on … Continue reading

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The Andalucian Friend

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg Originally published in Sweden where this story takes place.  This story involves four international criminal gangs from Sweden, Russia, Germany, and Spain.  The main character, Sophie, is the only innocent person.  Through a mutual … Continue reading

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The Promise of Stardust By Priscille Sibley

Do you have a “Living Will”.  Have you shared a desire to continue existing even if brain dead?  If not maybe you should have the open discussion with family members.  And keep an updated version current.  Feelings about life and death … Continue reading

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The Spider’s Web By Margaret Coel

When Ned Windsong is murdered in his own bed, friends and family suspect his white girlfriend because she was the outsider.  People believed Ned  was a successful young man who left the reservation, who could belong in the white man’s … Continue reading

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The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

I’m not much into teen books.  Wasn’t expecting a quick read.  This book was one that couldn’t be put done until the end!  Excellent story! I had attended the 20th Literature Festival in Norfolk July 26.  S.B. Bodeen was one … Continue reading

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Book Review on “The Island”

“The Island” is by Elin Hilderbrand.  This book is a great summer time book to read.  It is about four women, 2 are sisters, their mother and their aunt (the mother’s sister) who spend a month on Tuckernuck Island.  Their … Continue reading

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The House on Malcolm Street

The House on Malcolm Street by Leisha Kelly This book is about a young widow with a daughter, starting her life without her husband and infant son by moving into a boarding house run by her husband’s aunt.  Then she … Continue reading

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The English Girl

The English Girl by Daniel Silva The book starts out with the line:  “They came for her in late August, on the island Corsica.”   A few lines later:  “Sunset was when they saw her for the last time, …”.     And … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

“Orange is the New Black” by Piper Kerman is about a smart women who, in her “reckless youth” year after college, par took in some dumb things.  10 years later, the consequences for the illegal activity caught up with her.  … Continue reading

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The Time Keeper by Mitch albom

Review from patron:  “I enjoyed it.  It had a purpose and was inspiracial.  It is about 3 different families that tied to each other at the end by time.  I wanted the story to go on and on.  The title … Continue reading

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