american

"The Ramblers"

my take: As I was sorting through book piles, I came across this HARDCOVER book and asked hubby where & …

"Every Exquisite Thing"

my take: “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”* Nanette and Alex meet through their encounter with …

"My Name is Lucy Barton"

my take: I borrowed this from the virtual library to read on my Kindle … not a super big fan …

"The Vacationers"

my take: Dysfunctional family goes to Mallorca. Food, pool, sun, beach, Spanish men and scenery. Definitely a great escape novel …

"Just Mercy"

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

"The Orchardist"

my take: The last 20 or so pages of this were some of the best writing I’ve ever read – …

"Florence Gordon"

my take: A bit of a cross between Olive Kitteridge and Emily, Alone, Florence is a somewhat crotchety feminist whose …

"The Invention of Wings"

my take: Oh, I really wanted to love this. I mean, The Secret Life of Bees was so memorable. After …

"Jewelweed"

my take: A small town saga set in Wisconsin, the novel is populated with a large cast of everyday characters …

"The Silver Star"

my take: The opening lines of The Silver Star are reminiscent of┬áThe Glass Castle: “My sister saved my life when …

"The Good Lord Bird"

my take: Several years ago I listened to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on tape in my van (yes, that’s …

"I Still Dream About You"

my take: After getting through Will in the World, I thought I deserved a complete fluff beach read … and …