Monthly Archives: November 2021

Just My Luck ~ by Adele Parks

The book was on sale, a relatively recent release, and had decent reviews. Okay fine and it is pretty good – compelling and page-turning anyway.    Just My Luckby Adele Parks 2021 / 12h 50m Read by Louise Brealey & Kristin AthertonRating: … Continue reading

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Cloud Cuckoo Land ~ by Anthony Duerr / 10

Oh my goodness what a fine, fine book!  It’s like something between David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and Richard Powers’ Overstory.   Cloud Cuckoo LandBy Anthony Doerr2021 / 637 pagesRead by Marin Ireland & Simon Jones 14h 52mRating: 10 – 21st century fiction (Both read and listened)  I … Continue reading

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All Her Little Secrets ~ by Wanda M Morris

 Elise Littlejohn, a Black, middle-aged, single attorney, has managed to climb to the top via a quality education, hard work, and determination. She has gone from her origins in rural Georgia to the executive floors of an important corporate head office … Continue reading

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The Joy and Light Bus Company ~ by Alexander McCall Smith

Oh it is a joy to have another new reader for The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Lisett Lecat read 20 of the books and she was terrific. I listened to 13 of them but read the first 8 or … Continue reading

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The Sentence ~ by Louise Erdrich

The year 2020 was the year that, somehow,  still is.  Thinking back it was full of a lot of things Covid-19 and race riots and the pandemic and mass unemployment and the Coronavirus so as incident piled upon deaths and … Continue reading

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The Sisters – by Mary S. Lovell

“… described by The Times journalist Ben Macintyre as “Diana the Fascist, Jessica the Communist, Unity the Hitler-lover; Nancy the Novelist; Deborah the Duchess and Pamela the unobtrusive poultry connoisseur”.  The family was “twice elevated to the British peerage, in 1802 and 1902, under the title Baron Redesdale.”   The Sisters focuses on the daughters of David Freeman-Mitford, … Continue reading

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The Dark Hours ~ Michael Connelly

This is the 23rd book in the Harry Bosch series and the 4th in the Renee Ballard books.  I’ve followed Michael Connelly since the first book #1 the Harry Bosch series including the Renee Ballard books, the Mickey Haller books, … Continue reading

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A Line to Kill ~ Anthony Horowitz

It might be wise to read the two prior books in this series because Horowitz, as himself, needs a bit more introduction than is here.  Besides, he mentions these prior cases.  A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz 2021 / (384 pages)Read … Continue reading

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The Promise ~ by Damon Galgut

Wonderful book!  And the winner of this year’s Booker Prize!   Damon Galgut has been a favored author of mine for years, but he can take awhile between novels. The only one on my blog is Arctic Summer and that … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree ~ Shokoofeh Azar

This was a difficult book and yet it was amazing due to the hugely creative imagination of it’s author. The story is soooo mournful but the author’s carefully light touch, redolent of traditional Persian stories along with South American magical … Continue reading

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