Alexandra Cooper series by Linda Fairstein
Dec07

Alexandra Cooper series by Linda Fairstein

Alexandra Cooper series by Linday Fairstein I love memoirs, I love literature, I love poetry. I also love Linda Fairstein’s Alexandra Cooper legal/mystery series.  I read the first book in the series, Final Jeopardy, on a whim, and was surprised by how connected I felt to the protagonist, Alex Cooper, and to the other main characters. I have been working my way through the series since that first volume, and am now on one of the last...

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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith
Aug10

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Book 16 By Alexander McCall Smith She made up her mind. There are some decisions that require a great deal of thought, and others that require little, or even none. Sometimes, in the case of this last group, you know in your heart, and straightaway, what you must do. Don’t you love it when a book series endures, offering the comfort of familiar characters and setting...

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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Aug03

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall My fear of flying seems to get worse with each flight I take. I keep trying to trace back to when this all began. As a child I traveled with family, thrilling in the excitement of being up in the air. I went to college far from home and flew back and forth many times a year. There were no direct flights between Providence, RI and Richmond, Virginia, so each trip required two takes off and two landings, yet I barely...

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The Lake House by Kate Morton
Nov11

The Lake House by Kate Morton

The Lake House I didn’t set out trying to find my favorite book of 2015 — I’ve read a lot of good books lately. Several I’ve considered favorites. But then I picked up Kate Morton’s latest novel and by the time I finished, I knew I’d found it, one I authentically loved and couldn’t wait to recommend as my favorite book of 2015. If you’ve read any of Morton’s prior books, you can guess The Lake House is a family...

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Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
Mar25

Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver

“It is an impossibly great trial to be married to a man one loves and hates in equal proportions.” With a single witty sentence, Ashley Weaver introduces readers to the narrator of her sparkling debut novel, Murder at the Brightwell, and sets up one of its two central conflicts. (And doesn’t that sentence carry a whiff of Austen?) Amory Ames is a wealthy socialite living in 1930s England, unhappy (or at least deeply ambivalent) in her...

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