Monthly Archives: July 2016

Free Men by Katy Simpson Smith

In 1788, in what is known today as Alabama, a French anthropologist is following a group of three men,  a Creek Native, a fugitive slave and a white man.  The small group or one of them may have killed someone,  many people, or none … Continue reading

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The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke

It’s summertime in Houston, 1952,  and the 17-year old first-person Aaron Holland Broussard and his best friend Saber Bledsoe doing what kids do in the summer.   Aaron is actually a rather nice young man, smart and generally well- behaved although from … Continue reading

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The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

First off,  although I rather enjoyed it,  I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone I know (maybe one person if the time an place were right) but … oh well.    The thing is I enjoy time-travel books to see how … Continue reading


A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes

I really enjoyed the works of Julian Barnes until A Sense of an Ending  when  I wondered if the man had anything else to say.  It seemed I’d read this theme before only with a different plot.   With that in mind- A History of … Continue reading

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