Tag Archives: middle age

Unless by Carol Shields

Unless, Carol Shields Random House Canada, 321 pages ISBN 0679311793 At forty-three, Reta Winters has settled into a groove of happy living. She lives in a big Ontario farmhouse with her doctor husband, their three daughters, and a greedy Golden … Continue reading

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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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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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By Chance by Martin Corrick

By Chance, Martin Corrick Random House, 229 pages ISBN 9780375508134 On a winter afternoon somewhere in England, James Watson Bolsover is sitting on a bench waiting for a ferry.  It’s a quiet day, and there isn’t much to see other … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

Foreign Affairs, Alison Lurie Random House, 280 pages ISBN 0821976312 On a crowded flight across the Atlantic, anglophile Vinnie Miner wishes desperately for a bit of peace.  Vinnie, a middle-aged professor at Corinth University, would prefer to spend the flight … Continue reading

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Two near misses and a hit: Things Go Flying, by Shari Lapena

When I created this blog, I set out to review one good book a week, and I didn’t plan to include anything I thought was boring, sloppily written, or had trouble holding together as a novel.  I didn’t want this … Continue reading

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