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TLC Book Tour – The Uninvited Guests

The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from the publisher for review  In 1912 at a run-down English estate, the “man of the house”, Edward Swift, departs for Manchester to make a last-ditch effort … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour – An Uncommon Education

An Uncommon Education by Elizabeth Percer Published:  2012 by Harper Perennial Source:  Received from publisher for review   An Uncommon Education starts out well enough – we meet Naomi Feinstein, a young girl with fragile parents – mother, emotionally; father … Continue reading

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The Middlesteins

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg Published:  2012 by Grand Central Publishing Source:  Borrowed from the Library   The Middlesteins is a novel about a dysfunctional family, centered on the matriarch, Edie, who is essentially eating herself to death.  This has … Continue reading

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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks Published:  2012 by St. Martin’s Press Source:  Purchased   What did I do on Saturday night?  I read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend.  Now it’s not unusual for me to spend an … Continue reading

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Book Club — American Boy

American Boy by Larry Watson Published:  2012 by Milkweed Editions Source:  Purchased American Boy is a novel set in the early 1960s in rural Minnesota.  On Thanksgiving Day, the town doctor is forced to interrupt his meal to treat Louisa … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: The World We Found

The World We Found by Thrity Umrigar Published:  2012 by Harper Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Wishlist Challenge   This novel is about friendship and the lengths one would go to help friends in need.   As young university students, Armaiti, … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour — Flight from Berlin

Flight from Berlin by David John Published:  2012 by Harper Source:  Received ARC from publisher for review Flight from Berlin is a historical novel that plays with history a little bit.  Beginning with the 1936 Berlin Olympics and ending with … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers — Book Club

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Published:  2011 by Ballantine Books Source:  Purchased The Language of Flowers was my book club’s selection for July, but unfortunately I was not able to attend the discussion.  I wish I had, because … Continue reading

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Quick Review — Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Published:  2010 by Harper Perennial Source:  Purchased at an independent bookstore Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is a novel set in rural Mississippi about two men — Larry Ott and Silas Jones.  As children … Continue reading

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A Blogger Recommended…. A Good American

  A Good American by Alex George Published:  2012 by Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam’s Sons Source:  Purchased (e-book)  It occurred to me not long ago that when I first began my blog I had this great idea for a feature … Continue reading

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