fiction

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb was recommended to me a while back, as you’ll see in a moment. It’s the second book I’ve read for the 2014 TRB Pile Challenge. (Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, which was phenomenal, was the first.) About the Book: Dominick Birdsey has a lot going […]

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I received a copy of Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. About the Book: Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival begins in the days leading up to the 1860 presidential election. Kate Chase, daughter of the thrice-widowed Salmon P. Chase, is bright, charming, and firmly ensconced as her father’s political […]

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I received a copy of The Good Braider by Terry Farish for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. About the Book: We first glimpse Viola, just briefly, in the United States. We know she’s safe and doing her best to fit her Sudanese self into her new American life. Then we’re plunged into Viola’s […]

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The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje is one of those books that’s been on my shelf for years. In my efforts to read what I own, and because my library had it on audio, I finally picked it up. About the Book: Set near the end of World War II, The English Patient tells the […]

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About the Book: Louis “Lucy” Lynch has loved his small-town life for the whole 60-year span he’s been living it. He’s been married to Sarah, his high school sweetheart, for two thirds of it. They’re about to take a trip to Italy when the book begins, leaving their small collection of convenience stores in the […]

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