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  • Book review: Louise Penny’s ‘Bury Your Dead’

    November 15th, 2018
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    Prologue: I often review books from mystery series. Since each book is usually written as standalone story (that make sales more likely), my suggested approach is that if a review interests you, get the book and read it.


    Book review: ‘The Cruelest Month’ by Louise Penny

    November 9th, 2018
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    Finally! The Arnot case has been hanging over Chief Inspector Gamache since the first book in the series.


    Book review: ‘The President Is Missing’ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

    November 4th, 2018
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    Based on the title of the book, I expected President Jonathan Ducann to be kidnapped or otherwise taken from the scene and a crisis to ensue.


    Book review: Roth novel depicts alternative history in which Lindbergh becomes president

    October 25th, 2018
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    A figure from popular culture, with the help of much of the media, becomes a hero of the far right. He rides that popularity to the nomination for the President of United States.


    Book review: Harper’s ‘Force of Nature’ explores disappearance of whistleblower

    October 18th, 2018
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    When the woman who has been feeding inside information to the police disappears during a company team-building exercise, perhaps she was found out or ….


  • Book review: In ‘Beartown,’ small town’s revival depends on hockey team

    October 12th, 2018
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    “Late one evening, toward the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barreled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else’s forehead, and pulled the trigger.”


    Book review: ‘Desolation Mountain’

    October 5th, 2018
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    In William Kent Krueger’s “Desolation Mountain,” a “Cork O’Connor” mystery series novel, Cork’s son, Stephen, has been blessed or cursed, with the power of “visioning.”


    Book review: Wright book offers insights into Scientology

    September 20th, 2018
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    This is not a book review, but rather a book awareness. It is likely that you’ve come across the term Scientology.


    Book review: Magnusson book explores ‘death cleanings,’ or reducing possessions

    September 13th, 2018
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    We like our stuff. During our lifetime, we tend to collect a lot of stuff, sometimes intentionally, sometimes by benign neglect.


    Book review: In ‘A Fatal Grace,’ electrocution occurs on a lake during a curling match

    September 6th, 2018
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    Louise Penny’s “A Fatal Grace” is the second book in the “Chief Inspector Gamache” series. Like its predecessor, it is set in Three Pines, Quebec.


    Book review: ‘Sing Unburied Sing’ depicts wandering spirits

    August 24th, 2018
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    Narrated through the eyes of several of the main characters, Jesmyn Ward’s 2017 novel “Sing Unburied Sing” is unique. Richie, one of the narrators, is a ghost, one of the unburied.