Category Archives: woman author

Darned If You Do

Darned If You Do by Monica Ferris 2015/ 308 pages read by Susan Boyce 8h 25m rating A / crime (traditional/cozy) (Needlecraft series #18) As readers here know I have a deep fondness for a couple of rather light-weight crime series.  One … Continue reading

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A Tale for the Time Being x2

A Tale for the Time Being x2 by Ruth Ozeki  (Canada) 2013 / 422 pages read by Ruth Ozeki 14h 43m rating – 8 / fiction This is a re-read because although I read it for the Booker Group back … Continue reading

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The Master Butcher’s Singing Club

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Louise Erdrich 2003 / 416 pages read by Louise Erdrich 16h 42m rating 7,5 (but it might be better than that – ) I’ve enjoyed Erdrich’s books ever since The Beet Queen in 1986. … Continue reading

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Faithful Place

Faithful Place by Tara French 2010/ 449 pages read by Tim Gerard / 16h 17m rating – C- Whew!  I’m glad that’s done.  I have one more “Dublin Murder Squad” story and I’m caught up.  There have been 5 – this was … Continue reading

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Baltimore Blues

Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman 1997  / 384 pages read by Deborah Hazlett 9h 55m rating:  C- I kept listened for about half of the book then got into another book and came back to this one.  I had to re-start … Continue reading

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how to be both

how to be both by Ali Smith 2014/ 384 pages rating – 9 / general fiction The introductory material says this book (even e-book) can be read in two ways – the EYES section first and then the CAMERA section … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 2015 / 326  pages Read by  Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher / 10h 59m Rating:  A / crime (thriller) Something happened to Rachel but she can’t remember what it was – she was drunk … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Dying

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman 2013 / 320 pages Read by Judy Kaye 11h 17m rating A / crime (thriller) This turned out to be a great book,  but I almost put it down as a “could not finish,” … Continue reading

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A Place of Execution

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid 2000 / 486 pages Read by Paddy Glynn 14h 34m rating A- / crime I’ve heard this is a classic as well as being a multiple award-winner and I can see that.  I wish … Continue reading

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Lila

Lila by Marilynne Robinson 2014 / 261 pages Rating 9.25 / contemp fiction This is the third of Robinson’s interconnected series which started with the book Gilead,  the name of the small Iowa town of the setting.  In that  first book, John Ames is … Continue reading

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Happy All the Time

Happy All the Time by Laurie Colwin 1978 / 213 pages read by Marc Vietor  6h 13m Rating:  8 / 20th century fiction Reading group selection – (Bookgroup List) – I first thought it was going to be some stupid romance,  but … Continue reading

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Broken Harbor

Broken Harbor by Tana French 2012 / 456 pages read by Stephen Hogan 19h 56m Rating:  A+ /  crime (4th in the Dublin Murder Squad series) In this 4th book of the Dublin Murder Squad the featured detective is  Mick … Continue reading

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