• Archives

  • Book review: ‘The Little Stranger’ by Sarah Watters

    November 14th, 2019

    Hundreds Hall was a grand old mansion, a park (gardens and green space that were fenced in) and extensive farmland beyond that.

    Book review: ‘A Trick of Light’ by Louise Penny

    November 7th, 2019

    Clara Marrow was finally getting recognition for her art. After years of living on the income of her husband Peter’s work, she had an individual show in the leading gallery in Montreal.

    Book review: ‘Tales of the South Pacific: The Novel’

    October 31st, 2019

    “Tales of the South Pacific” was Michener’s first work of fiction and it won a Pulitzer Prize.

    Book review: ‘Dragonfly’ by Leila Meacham

    October 24th, 2019

    Early in World War II, Germany overran France. France, and especially Paris, was awash with branches of the German military.

    Book review: ‘A Gathering of Secrets’ by Linda Castillo

    October 10th, 2019

    To have an Amish barn burn to the ground is a tragedy. To find that the family’s eldest son was burned with it is beyond tragedy.

  • Book review: ‘Daughter of Fortune’ by Isabel Allende

    October 3rd, 2019

    Eliza Sommers is being raised by Rose and Jeremy Sommers in Valparaiso, Chile. She was found at their doorstep, an apparently abandoned baby.

    Book review: ‘Death at Gill’s Rock’ by Patricia Skalka

    September 30th, 2019

    Dave Cubiak is now sheriff of Door County. He originally came to Door a year ago to get away from several problems that developed while he was a policeman in Chicago (detailed previously in “Death Stalks Door County”).

    Book review: ‘Death Haunts Door County’ by Patricia Skala

    September 12th, 2019

    Dave Cubiak’s life was a mess. His wife and daughter had been killed by a drunken driver, and his grief left him totally unable to function, let alone be an effective police officer.

    Book review: ‘The Eighty- Dollar Champion’ by Elizabeth Betts

    September 5th, 2019

    “The Eighty-Dollar Champion” is nonfiction, based on actual events. Much of the story took place in the mid-1950s.

    Book review: ‘The Remains of the Day’ by Kazuo Ishiguro

    August 28th, 2019

    The Second World War has been over for some time; England is still adjusting, Lord Darlington has died, and Darlington Hall has been sold to an American, Mr. Faraday.

    Book review: ‘True Legacy: The History of the Tillman Produce Company’ by Philip and Cheryl Tillman

    August 22nd, 2019

    The remainder of the title is “and growing up in Wilton, Wisconsin.” Philip and Cheryl Tillman have compiled a book of interest to anyone who knows the Tillman family or who had a friend or relative who worked for Tillman Produce Company.