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Say Nothing ~ by Brad Parks

Who would think that patent law could be interesting? It is, in bits. And that’s the background for this legal thriller but because patent law is mainly interpretation and analysis it can get dry. So we have a couple of … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye ~ by David Lagercrantz

I loved Steig Larsson’s “The Girl Who…” series (formally known as the Millennium series). But then I read the first of David Lagercrandtz’ continuation of Steig Larsson’s books. I was not impressed at all by them and I vowed off. … Continue reading

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Everything Under ~ by Daisy Johnson x2

Okay – so I had to try it again and yes, the book was a LOT better the second time. I even suppose that yes, it does belong on the Booker List, maybe even the Short List, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Escape Artist – by Brad Meltzer

This book was available in audio form via Overdrive from my library. Yay! I hope to get more that way but the wait time is usually prohibitive so except for some older crime novels and nonfiction I’ll likely not use … Continue reading

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Everything Under ~ by Daisy Johnson

Okay – like this is a fantastical and experimental spin on Oedipus. I’ve quite enjoyed many of the spins on classical lit I’ve read, Circe (by Madeline Miller) and Nushell (by Ian McEwan) and others. But I did NOT appreciate … Continue reading

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Becoming ~ by Michelle Obama

Hmmm…. I wasn’t impressed by the hype so I delayed on reading this one. Silly woman (me)! The book actually lives up to the hype and maybe surpasses it. It’s a memoir, not a confessional, certainly the honest portrayal of … Continue reading

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Next of Kin

This was a fine, fine book, but I forgot to write a review and now I barely remember. I’ll just copy the publisher’s summary and add my comments. (First time I’ve done that – ) I read the second in … Continue reading

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The Library Book ~ by Susan Orlean

This one is interesting. I read it for a reading group (All-Nonfiction) and found myself bored for along time. I had only the Kindle version because the narrator in the sample sounded so bad. I’m not crazy about Kindle only … Continue reading

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The Only Girl in the World ~ by Maude Julien.

ncredible book –  I’m not sure what I expected but it’s a whole lot better.   Maude Julen today is a therapist in France specializing in traumatic disorders in children.  She has the personal background for the job and this … Continue reading

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The Holdouts ~ by James Tucker

Having enjoyed Next of Kin until way after my bedtime, I woke up the next morning and, after briefly considering Michelle Obama’s hot selling memoir,  decided to continue with Buddy Lock #2. I downloaded the second in this 2-part series. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Nanny ~ by Leila Slimani

I’d waited for this book since it started getting such rave reviews in France. Then it won the Prix Goncourt (huge prize there) Then it got to the US but the Audible version was a bit late getting out of … Continue reading

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The Mars Room ~ by Rachel Kushner

I put off reading this for some reason I don’t know now because I genuinely enjoyed her priors, The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba (my reviews on this site). And no surprise, this was also very, very good – I’d … Continue reading

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