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"Small Great Things"

my take: Whew. Almost quit on this one. Some of the content was so disturbing I wasn’t sure I wanted …

"August Snow"

my take: This was recommended by Nancy Pearl (Book Lust) recently. She mentioned that in these unsettling times in the …

"At The Water’s Edge"

my take: From the inexhuastible source of World War II comes a tale from the edge of Loch Ness. A …

"Night at the Fiestas"

my take: I don’t always love/like short stories. They’re so … brief? Just as I get emotionally attached to characters …

"Good on Paper"

my take: I picked this book based on a review that mentioned it was about language/translation which seemed like a …

"The Memory of Light"

my take: Thank you, Francisco X. Stork for writing this book. I cried when I read your author’s note at …

"Just Mercy"

my take: Profound. Important. Essential. Imperative. What word best sums the necessity of Bryan Stevenson’s voice? Right up there with …

"The Bartender’s Tale"

my take: When I heard Ivan Doig died (recently), I thought it a fitting time to read this. Sometimes a …

"Orange is the New Black"

my take: Whilst visiting Daughter and her Bebe back when he was a wee thing, we decided to try the …

"Marmee and Louisa"

my take: Every year at Book Chicks book club we read a biography or autobiography. And every year we’re all …