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The Man in the Shed by Lloyd Jones

The Man in the Shed, Lloyd Jones Vintage Canada, 265 pages ISBN 9780307400338 Most fiction about family life examines the relationships between the characters and the particular culture that has developed over time. But what of the spaces in between … Continue reading

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Blood Sisters, Barbara & Stephanie Keating

Blood Sisters, Barbara & Stephanie Keating Vintage Books, 595 pages ISBN 9780099485148 Ever since the day that Hannah brought classmates Sarah and Camilla home for lunch at Langani Farm in the Kenya Highlands, the three girls have been inseparable. Their … Continue reading

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Daughters-in-Law, Joanna Trollope

Daughters-in-Law, Joanna Trollope Touchstone, 336 pages ISBN 9781451618389   Anthony and Rachel Brinkley have an enviable life.  Anthony still lives in the Suffolk farmhouse where he grew up, and turned his boyhood passion for sketching wildlife into a career as … Continue reading

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Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh Pantheon, 144 pages ISBN 9780679732419 Anne Morrow Lindbergh was a writer and aviator.  She was married to Charles Lindbergh, and together, they had six children.  Understandably exhausted from her busy life, Lindbergh travelled … Continue reading

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The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

The Little Shadows, Marina Endicott Anchor Canada, 526 pages ISBN 9780385668934 When Aurora Avery was sixteen, she suddenly found herself in charge of her sisters.  Their father and baby brother had died, leaving their mother too distraught to cope.   Before … Continue reading

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Two self-published books this week: The Clock of Life and Letting Go

One of the nice things about writing a book blog is that, from time to time, I find really interesting books in my mailbox.  Sometimes the books are well-written but intended for a very specific audience, other times, the books … Continue reading

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Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger, Penelope Lively Grove Press, 208 pages ISBN 0802135331 Slowly, in a London hospital, the renowned historian Claudia Hampton lay dying of cancer.  She is in the last stages of the disease; her body has lost the ability to … Continue reading

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