Category Archives: Book Reviews

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (2015) Q.  What is creativity? A.  The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration. When people hear that I’m a blogger, they often ask how I come up … Continue reading

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Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee (2015) Rarely has a book been as highly anticipated as Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.  The discovery of a long-lost manuscript by the author of the beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird … Continue reading

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Dads Who Go The Distance

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (2013)       Us by David Nicholls (2014)       Father’s Day is the perfect time to highlight two noteworthy books featuring particularly intrepid dads.  The Unlikely Pilgrimage of … Continue reading

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The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (2013) “Where is the spiritual value of rowing?…The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew as a whole.”   George Yeoman Pocock Once in a while, a … Continue reading

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The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (2014) If you enjoyed The Rosie Project as much as I did, you’ll be thrilled to know that Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back in Graeme Simsion’s second novel The Rosie Effect.  Not … Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014) Once upon a time, there was a French girl who was enthralled by the creatures that dwell in the sea.  In a land far away lived a German boy who … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Genre

One of my favorite blogs is The Book Jam.  I always look forward to getting the latest book recommendations from Lisa Christie and Lisa Cadow, friends and avid readers in Norwich, Vermont.  The Book Jam also features author interviews and … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (2014) In a world that’s full of talking, the things that go unsaid are often the most significant.  They may be deeply-held feelings that are mutually understood and don’t need to be … Continue reading

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We Were Liars

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (2014) The bad news is that summer is coming to a close.  The good news is that there’s still time to squeeze in one more terrific summer read.  In fact, one quiet afternoon may … Continue reading

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Long Man

Long Man by Amy Greene (2014) It is the summer of 1936 and the town of Yuneetah, Tennessee is disappearing.  The Tennessee Valley Authority has dammed the river known as Long Man, which runs through this valley, and the water … Continue reading

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