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The Age of Hope by David Bergen

The Age of Hope, David Bergen HarperCollins, 287 pages ISBN 9781443411363   When Hope Plett was growing up in rural Manitoba during the 1930s and 1940s, she didn’t expect an extraordinary life.  She was pretty without being beautiful, smart without … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan Harlequin Mira, 313 pages ISBN 9780778314950   It’s 1943, and Glory Whitehall doesn’t know how much more she can stand.  Robbie, her two year old son, is always into mischief, another … Continue reading

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Up, Back and Away by Kim Velk

Over the next three days, I’m posting short reviews for excellent work by self-published or new authors.  The first is Up, Back, and Away by Kim Velk, whom you can visit at http://lasthouse.blospot.com or http://quartersessions.blogspot.com. Up, Back and Away, Kim … Continue reading

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, 468 pages ISBN 9781594488399 Summer camp gives kids the chance to try out a brand-new identity with new friends in a new place, if only for a week or two before returning home. For … Continue reading

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The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion HarperCollins, 324 pages ISBN 9781443422666 Genetics professor Don Tillman organizes his fridge around a seven-day preplanned supper rotation. He follows a rigid daily schedule, considers a Gore-Tex jacket perfectly acceptable attire for fine dining, and … 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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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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