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ARC Book Review: “Malagash” by Joey Comeau

Summary (From ECW): A precisely crafted, darkly humorous portrait of a family in mourning Sunday’s father is dying of cancer. They’ve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn’t good enough. Devastated doesn’t… Continue reading ARC Book Review: “Malagash” by Joey Comeau

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ARC Book Review: “Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss

Summary (From Goodreads): Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents’ deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he… Continue reading ARC Book Review: “Forest Dark” by Nicole Krauss

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eARC Book Review: “The Zoo” by Christopher Wilson

Summary From Goodreads: There are certain things that Yuri Zipit knows: That being official food-taster for the leader of the Soviet Union requires him to drink too much vodka for a 12-year-old. That you do not have to be an Elephantologist to see that the great leader is dying. That Marshal Bruhah has been known… Continue reading eARC Book Review: “The Zoo” by Christopher Wilson

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eARC Book Review: “The Visitors” by Catherine Burns

  Summary From Goodreads: Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar. Until, suddenly,… Continue reading eARC Book Review: “The Visitors” by Catherine Burns

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read So Far

The topic for this week is Top Ten Best Books I’ve Read So Far. I’ve read 21 books so far this year towards my goal of 50 (yikes!), and those are the books that I’m choosing from for this post, no matter the genre or pub date! As usual, this weekly meme is courtesy of… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I’ve Read So Far

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Book Review: “In This Grave Hour” by Jacqueline Winspear

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Historical fiction, mystery Themes: War, adoption, family Summary: (From Goodreads): Sunday September 3rd 1939.  At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie:… Continue reading Book Review: “In This Grave Hour” by Jacqueline Winspear