Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Shadow Land ~ by Elizabeth Kostova

Alexandra Boyd, a young American woman,  arrives in Sofia, Bulgaria to work as a teacher.   On her first day, after a brief friendly encounter with a family outside the wrong hotel,  she finds that the satchel belonging to the … Continue reading

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine ~ by Gail Honeyman

So I go from a fairly heavy and angst-filled satire (St. Germain’s Horseman) to a medium-weight family saga (Pachinko)  to now,  a really light-hearted book.   Or is it? –  there seems to be a dark side there with Eleanor’s … Continue reading

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Pachinko ~ by Min Jin Lee

Oh good –  I needed something lighter weight and this is turning out to be that.  Plus it concerns Korean cultural with a bit of history thrown in-   I’ve long been interested in Korea, both North and South,   … Continue reading

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Lab Girl ~  by Hope Jahren

I didn’t think I’d be all that interested in this book but once I started it I was fascinated – at least in parts.     It’s not the science of  The Hidden Life of Trees (Peter Wohlleben – 2016), … Continue reading

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Since I Fell ~ by Dennis Lehane

Oh I was ready for a good juicy page-turning crime novel and it looks like the choice of the 4-Mystery Addicts group is just the thing.   I read one book by Lehane,  Mystic River,   years ago and enjoyed it, … Continue reading

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Idaho ~ by Emily Ruskovich 

In the very northern reaches of Idaho,  a hundred miles or so from the Canadian border,  Ann and Wade  Mitchell are married even with his ex-wife  Jenny who is in prison for the murder of one of the daughters she … Continue reading

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Eileen ~ by Ottessa Moshfegh

I had to reread this for some reason –  (so call my a martyr).   I actually enjoyed it quite a lot more the second time having got over my disgust and annoyance with Eileen-the-younger.   It’s really not necessary … Continue reading

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