Category Archives: General Fiction

The Reserve

—2.5— What to say, what to say?  I got this book in the clearance bin!  Score.  What else… No, it wasn’t that terrible actually.  But The Reserve by Russell Banks is not a book I’m going to go out of … Continue reading

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The Piano Teacher

—4— In 1941, Will Truesdale arrives in Hong Kong.  He begins an affair with the glamorous Trudy Liang.  Their relationship continues during the Japanese occupation of China during WWII.  They both make decisions to try and survive and succeed during … Continue reading

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Impact

Alright, it’s been an atrocious summer for book reviewing, and not that great for book reading either.  Life seemed to have other plans for me.  But since my last actual review, I have moved downtown into an apartment with my … Continue reading

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Remarkable Creatures

—3— Sometimes I wished I had studied to be a paleontologist, because, well, fossils are cool!  But then I think that would be very dusty and dirty and there would be a lot of camping and such.  But I can … Continue reading

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Outlander

How about a good old-fashioned book review?  About time you say?  Agreed. —2.5— Alas fellow readers!  I had wished to love this book.  I had dreams of finding a new series to read.  I had thought that it would enthrall … Continue reading

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The Doctor’s Wife

—3.5— Thanks to my lovely friend Michelle for this book, The Doctor’s Wife by Elizabeth Brundage. It was a gift from her many moons ago, and I have finally read it!  She gave it to me, ostensibly, because I will someday (hopefully) … Continue reading

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Weight of Silence

—4— Thanks to my friend Megan for loaning this one to me!  First off, the cover picture is intense, no?  Little pink dress, bruised and dirty arms, broken silver necklace behind the back.  You know it’s gonna have some major … Continue reading

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Death du Jour

—3.5— Readers of Kathy Reichs’s cool and clever first forensic thriller Déjà Dead will recognize the ironic voice of Tempe (short for Temperance) Brennan, the North Carolina-born scientist who winds up working at the Laboratoire de Médicine Légale in Montreal. Here … Continue reading

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What the Andersons Have Been Reading

I realized I haven’t reviewed several of the (semi)recent Anderson family Book Club reads.  So here are some quick musings on them! Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson —4— Crashing Through is … Continue reading

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Her Fearful Symmetry

—4— Audrey Niffenegger’s second book, Her Fearful Symmetry, is a rather eccentric ghost story.  It is not scary in the usual sense, but more chilling in its implications and ramifications for the characters. It is basically the story of two … Continue reading

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