HIMSELF by Jess Kidd

Reading Suggestions for You!Recommended by Denise Getts4/5/2017This is a murder mystery that is at times brutal, but also funny, imaginative and compelling.  I fell in love with the characters, the village and the wonderful prose by Jess Kidd.  Such wonderful descriptions of every day events made it almost like poetry.  I laughed out loud at parts and gasped in horror

Waking Lions

Reviewed by Lynn M. Piotrowicz 3/14/2017 On Monday I started Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. When my spouse arrived home it was stated, “you must really like that book because you have that look on your face.  You get an intense look when you are into a book.”  Mind you, I am sitting in the middle of the couch surrounded

Weathering

I recently devoured called Setting Free the Kites by novelist Alex George.  Reminiscent of the great characters in John Irving’s Hotel New Hampshire and the atmospheric Empire Falls by Richard Russo, George takes us to a fictional town on the coast of Maine.  Anyone who has visited the Maine coast will recognize the cold surf, the dilapidated mills, and the

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

Reading Suggestions for You!Recommended byDenise Getts12/8/2016This book is about the human need for connection and the deep need to belong. It is a story beautiful in its descriptions, and in the richness of its deep, complex and fully believable characters. This is the calmest, quietest post-apocalyptic book I have ever read but not without its surprises and moments of excitement. 

HOW I EXTRICATE MYSELF FROM A READING RUT…

Moonglow, This House is Mine,  Spell­s of Blood­ and K­in: A ­Dark­ ­Fan­ta­syRecommended by Lynn M. Piotrowicz11/30/2016A perfect storm of circumstances have made it difficult for me to concentrate enough to read lately.  A great book, a roaring fire, and a dog named Thomas snuggling up on my lap all make for a perfect evening.  When I struggle  with “hearing

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