Category Archives: 2012

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train x2

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn 2012 / 384 pages Read by Simon Prebble 9h 33m Rating:  8 / fun fiction Okay – in part because William Kuhn, the author,  is going to be (is/was) available at the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Queen Takes the Train

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn 2012 / 384 pages Read by Simon Prebble 9h 33m Rating:  7.5 / fun fiction This is coming up on a reading group (BookGroupList) and I’m reading it a bit early because … Continue reading

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Stay Close

Stay Close by Harlan Coban 2012 / 480 pages read by Scott Brick rating A+ / crime-suspense Megan Pierce has lived the life of an upper middle class suburban loving wife and mom for 17 years,  but she has a … Continue reading

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Swimming Home

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy 2012 / 154 pages (K) rating 8.5 ? / 21st c. fic. Although it’s short,  this is not a quick and easy read –  well, duh,  it’s a Booker nomination so what did I expect? … Continue reading

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The Orphan Master’s Son

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer) 2012/443 pages (Kindle) rating  9 / contemp fiction Started one time and got really frustrated.  Started over again on 9/20 and it’s working this time.   Pak Jun Do is the young … Continue reading

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The Richest Woman in America:

The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach 2012/ 304 pages Rating 7 /biography Hetty Green is a fascinating character – at least I’m fascinated.  She was born very well off and was the … Continue reading

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The Stockholm Octavo

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engleman  (US) 2012/ 433 pages rating  7.75 /   historical fiction Octavo:   a book or pamphlet made up of one or more full sheets of paper on which 16 pages of text were printed, … Continue reading

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The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Tim Egan  (US) 2012/384 pages rating  9.25 /history-biography I love reading about American Indian history and culture and I don’t feel I’ve read … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (US) 2012/336 pages Read by Kate Rudd 7h 14m Rating:   9.5  –  YA This is not my standard crime novel or literary fiction –  this is a kind of young adult … Continue reading

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Garden of the Evening Mists

Garden of the Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia) 2012/ 332 pages read by Anna Bentlinck – 15h 37m Rating:  9 / literary historical fiction I enjoyed the paperback of this book so much,  and the Audio was such … Continue reading

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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her by Juno Diaz (US) 2012 / 224 pages Read by Juno Diaz 5h 15m  (9) Rating: 8 / contemp. immigrant fiction I really enjoyed Diaz’  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) which I read … Continue reading

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The Thief (x2)

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura (Japan) 2012 / 211 pages (read by Charlie Thurston –  4h 1m) Rating:  8.5 / literary crime I just reread this book – The first review is here.  I have both the audio and the Kindle versions … Continue reading

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