Category Archives: Fiction

The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

  Years ago, I read Chris Bohjalian for the first time and while I remember little of the actual plot, what sticks with me is the extremely powerful punch of an ending. (I’d link to the review of Secrets of … Continue reading

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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Have you ever read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas? John Boyne was able to show one boy’s view of WWII in a way that I’d never seen done before or since until now. Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers … Continue reading

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Game of Mirrors by Andrea Camilleri

A couple of years ago I stumbled onto this wonderful series thanks to my library’s audiobook collection. It was one of those, “Come on Overdrive, just have something good available now. I need a book for the drive tomorrow” moments. … Continue reading

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The Paris Homicide Series by Frédérique Molay

  I love the gritty psychologically driven Scandinavian crime novels and they led me to reach out for a broader view of European Crime.  Let me tell you, it isn’t all gritty, but that doesn’t mean you have Ms. Marple … Continue reading

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Reviews in Miniature

I read a lot, so much that it is pert near impossible to review everything…or even most…or even. Do you find yourself loving books so much that instead of reviewing what you just finished, you rush to start the next?Anyway, … Continue reading

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