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

    November 15th, 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    “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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.