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And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini
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Added: 11/12/2013

Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel (John Macrae Book)
Hilary Mantel
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Added: 9/10/2013

The Burgess Boys: A Novel
Elizabeth Strout
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Added: 8/1/2013

Remarkable Creatures
Tracy Chevalier
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Added: 4/8/2013

Remarkable Creatures: A Novel (Edition Reprint) by Chevalier, Tracy [Paperback(2010£©]
Tracy Chevalier
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Added: 4/8/2013

The Hypnotist: A Novel
Lars Kepler
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Added: 4/8/2013

The Fallen Angel: A Novel
Daniel Silva
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Added: 9/27/2012

Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel
S. J. Watson
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Added: 9/27/2012

Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
Abraham Verghese
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 9/27/2012

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel
Tea Obreht
Do not Unleash
Added: 9/27/2012

Nov. 22, 1963 (11/22/1963)
Stephen King
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Added: 9/5/2012

A Reliable Wife
Robert Goolrick
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Added: 9/5/2012

The Forgotten Garden: A Novel
Kate Morton
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Added: 9/5/2012

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
Jamie Ford
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Added: 5/31/2012

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
Geraldine Brooks
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Added: 5/15/2012

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
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Added: 4/21/2012

Something Old, Something New: A Blessings Novel
Beverly Jenkins
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Added: 3/29/2012

A Wish and a Prayer: A Blessings Novel
Beverly Jenkins
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Added: 3/29/2012

Unaccustomed Earth
Jhumpa Lahiri
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Added: 3/20/2012

Growing Up Laughing: My Story
Marlo Thomas
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Added: 3/20/2012

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel (True Life)
Jeannette Walls
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Added: 6/14/2011

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery
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Added: 5/15/2011

The Postmistress
Sarah Blake
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Added: 5/15/2011

The Paris Wife: A Novel
Paula McLain
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Added: 5/15/2011

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
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Added: 5/15/2011

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
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Added: 5/15/2011

Room: A Novel
Emma Donoghue
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Added: 5/15/2011

Angelology: A Novel
Danielle Trussoni
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Added: 3/6/2011

Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Jonathan Franzen
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Added: 3/6/2011

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
Stacey O'Brien
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Added: 10/20/2010

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
Jennet Conant
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Added: 9/25/2010

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
Helene Cooper
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Added: 9/19/2010

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
Douglas Brinkley
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Added: 9/19/2010

109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
Jennet Conant
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Added: 9/19/2010

Prayers for Sale
Sandra Dallas
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Added: 8/24/2010

Before Women Had Wings
Connie May Fowler
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Added: 8/24/2010

The Fixer Upper: A Novel
Mary Kay Andrews
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Added: 8/24/2010

The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners
Luanne Rice
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Added: 8/24/2010

The Geometry of Sisters
Luanne Rice
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Added: 8/24/2010

Winter Garden
Kristin Hannah
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Added: 8/24/2010

True Colors
Kristin Hannah
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Added: 8/24/2010

The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Kim Edwards
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Added: 8/24/2010

The Dog Who Came in from the Cold (Corduroy Mansions)
Alexander Mccall Smith
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Added: 8/11/2010

Corduroy Mansions: A Novel
Alexander Mccall Smith
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Added: 8/11/2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Stieg Larsson
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Added: 8/11/2010

Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Louise Penny
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Added: 8/11/2010

A Rule Against Murder: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Louise Penny
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Added: 8/11/2010

A Fatal Grace (Three Pines Mysteries, No. 2)
Louise Penny
Very Unleashable
Added: 8/11/2010

A Second Helping: A Blessings Novel
Beverly Jenkins
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Added: 8/11/2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
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Added: 8/11/2010

The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache Novel)
Louise Penny
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Added: 7/21/2010

The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery (Three Pines Mysteries)
Louise Penny
Very Unleashable
Added: 7/21/2010

Bring on the Blessings
Beverly Jenkins
DEFINITELY Unleash it
Added: 7/21/2010

The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name
Toby Lester
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Added: 7/16/2010

Knitting Under the Influence
Claire LaZebnik
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Added: 7/16/2010

Still Life (Three Pines Mysteries)
Louise Penny
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Added: 7/4/2010

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larsson
Very Unleashable
Added: 6/27/2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)
Stieg Larsson
Very Unleashable
Added: 6/27/2010

Pop Goes the Weasel
James Patterson
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Added: 6/27/2010

Jarrettsville: A Novel
Cornelia Nixon
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Added: 6/27/2010

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe
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Added: 6/27/2010

Miss Julia Stands Her Ground
Ann B. Ross
Very Unleashable
Added: 6/27/2010

Stalemate (Eve Duncan)
Iris Johansen
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Added: 6/27/2010

Whitethorn Woods
Maeve Binchy
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Added: 6/10/2010

Booked to Die (Cliff Janeway Novels)
John Dunning
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Added: 6/10/2010

The Spire
Richard North Patterson
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 6/10/2010

Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Lisa See
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Added: 5/18/2010

John Adams
David McCullough
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Added: 5/16/2010

Foreign Body
Robin Cook
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 5/16/2010

Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
Donovan Campbell
DEFINITELY Unleash it
Added: 5/16/2010

The Smoke Jumper
Nicholas Evans
Very Unleashable
Added: 5/9/2010

Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Book 1)
Jan Karon
Very Unleashable
Added: 5/9/2010

Little Heathens (Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression, Large Print)
Mildred Armstrong Kalish
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Added: 5/9/2010

The Help
Kathryn Stockett
DEFINITELY Unleash it
Added: 4/29/2010

The Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand, and a New American Age
Gary M. Pomerantz
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 4/21/2010

Hangman Blind
Cassandra Clark
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Added: 4/19/2010

The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway Novels )
John Dunning
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Added: 4/13/2010

Thereby Hangs a Tail: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
Spencer Quinn
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 3/18/2010

Wildwater Walking Club, The
Claire Cook
Very Unleashable
Added: 3/16/2010

Associate
John Grisham
Mildly Unleashable
Added: 3/11/2010

American Wife: A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld
Do not Unleash
Added: 2/18/2010
 
 
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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 | Go To Book Page

Having grown up in Los Alamos and being used to the allocation of homes that was the norm there for nearly twenty years, I found this book very interesting.  My time there was shortly after the period described in this book, but much of the "secret town" aspects are familiar, as are several of the people.  Descriptions of the early town and the machinations that were used to keep it a secret were especially interesting.  I wonder how much harder it would be to keep these secrets today than it was in the 1940's.
Very Unleashable

A Fatal Grace (Three Pines Mysteries, No. 2)
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 | Go To Book Page

I think this book is slightly more disjointed and slightly less enjoyable than STILL LIFE - still, Inspector Gamache is a really likeable character, and the mystery is quite well depicted. 
Very Unleashable

American Wife: A Novel
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

This book is mildly enjoyable, but is much too long and tells me a lot more than I needed to know; I also found that making the Presidency occurring from 2000-2008 and the references, though few, to the previous President, to be too much for a novel, especially when the name of the President is changed, but little else is. I think the book could have been better if its presidency had been placed in a near future year (like 2020) and if a great deal of the "wild life" scenes had been condensed or omitted.  The placement of the Presidential years make it too obviously political.   Now that Laura Bush's memoir is out, I would rather read it instead of this one.
Do not Unleash

Angelology: A Novel
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 | Go To Book Page

Interesting and well-written, but subject matter was not as interesting as I expected it to be, and the book was pretty long.  Also, it seemed to me that the ending was contrived to expect the reader to expect a sequel, and was thus really unsatisfying. For a better read on a similar subject, I would recommend "The Mephisto Club" by Tess Gerritsen.
Mildly Unleashable

Associate
Date Posted: 3/22/2010 | Go To Book Page

Ok but too much like the other Grisham books.  Good if you've never read "The Client", "The Firm", or "The Pelican Brief", but for those who have it is more of the same
Mildly Unleashable

Before Women Had Wings
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

Started this book, but did not get past page 50 before I decided that it was not worth reading (for me)
Do not Unleash

Booked to Die (Cliff Janeway Novels)
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

Introduction to Cliff Janeway, ex-policeman (current at the beginning of the book), book collector and seller, and new owner of a used/collectible book store.  Interesting and a bit educational, too.
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Bring on the Blessings
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 | Go To Book Page

I definitely enjoyed this book.  The idea of reviving a town to provide for both its current inhabitants and the foster families who move there was appealing.  The characters were well drawn, there was a lot of humor but also a lot of genuine sympathy in the story.  The history of the towns founded by blacks after the civil war was interesting.  A genuinely good read.
DEFINITELY Unleash it

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Very good - gives an insight into a part of history that we do not hear much about.  Very well written; Ms. Brooks has taken an historical figure about whom we know very little, and has made him real, though his actual life is unknown.  Even so, the fact that Native Americans actually went to Harvard during that time and what it must have been like is well-portrayed.
Very Unleashable

Corduroy Mansions: A Novel
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 | Go To Book Page

Quite a good read.  Nothing exciting, just a fine depiction of everyday life in a middle-class neighborhood, with quirks, problems with adult children, small incidents in the life of a nice man (with the problem adult son), etc.  Reads quickly and is a good read for simply escaping for a while.
Very Unleashable

Cutting for Stone (Vintage)
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Interesting story for the most part.  MUCH too much medical detail for the average person, and the book would have been better if it were not there. 
Mildly Unleashable

Dreams of Joy: A Novel
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

Good book - not quite as good in my opinion as Shanghai Girls, but extremely informative about the history of China and The Great Leap Forward.
Very Unleashable

Foreign Body
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

Fast-paced medical mystery about corruption in India's medical tourism industry and coverup in the Indian government, which stands to lose a lot of money if any bad news gets out.  Not a bad read, but characters are not very well-developed, and all but a couple of them are either all bad or all good.  Fairly routine big business vs the little guy theme.
Mildly Unleashable

Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club)
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 | Go To Book Page

I did not finish this book, and I would not recommend it.  I am still reading the "Autobiography" part of the book, and I find it unbelievable that an "autobiography", even one written only as therapy, would be written in third person - that is merely annoying, but is just one problem I have with the book.  The language is offensive at times and that language is overused.  I feel that the author was conscious that this book could be an Oprah selection, and was somewhat written with that in mind.  Other than that, I would not generally want to associate with any of the people in this book - they are ALL either annoying, uncouth, or pretentious, and sometimes all three.
Do not Unleash

Growing Up Laughing: My Story
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Interesting and relatively entertaining.
Mildly Unleashable

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel (True Life)
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

This book was a pleasant surprise after reading The Glass Castle.
Very Unleashable

Hangman Blind
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

For some reason, I found this book hard to follow, but I enjoyed it anyway.  I kept getting Ralph and Roger mixed up and once in a while had to remind myself who was who.  The killing of the young men at the beginning of the book did not seem to be solved satisfactorily, and I could not figure out what their deaths had to do with the rest of the book for the most part.  If I have a chance, I may read the book again more closely to get more understanding of the actual story. 
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Home to Holly Springs (Father Tim, Book 1)
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

I am not quite finished reading this, but am enjoying "visiting" again with Father Tim.  This book is different from the Mitford Series, in that Father Tim has gone "home" to Holly Springs, where he grew up, and is trying to tie up loose ends from his childhood, which was not as happy as his years in Mitford.  Most of the book is reminiscences of his boyhood and remembrance of past incidents and personalities.  As such, it jumps back and forth in time much more than the Mitford book.  Also, other than Cynthia and Dooley, the people in the book are all new to the reader, not the old familiar folks of Mitford. 
Very Unleashable

Jarrettsville: A Novel
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 | Go To Book Page

This is one of the saddest books I have read.  Not only because of the murder that occurs but because it was so unnecessary.  Based on a true case, this novel makes for tragedy based on human nature a very real thing.  If there were not so many political motives, so much prejudice, so much gossip among the people of the area and so much failure to communicate between the two main characters, whether because of lack of trust, fear of hurting the other's feelings, or a desire to keep the other from being hurt, this incident would never have happened. The feelings between neighbors with different loyalties in the first years after the Civil War are highlighted here better than I have seen in any other book I have read.
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John Adams
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

Excellent biography of our 2nd President – and of his wife, Abigail as well – a truly  interesting education into the philosophy of one of the founders of our country.  The author had access to Adams' letters and they make the biography not only more insightful, but also more interesting as well.
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Joker One: A Marine Platoon's Story of Courage, Leadership, and Brotherhood
Date Posted: 6/10/2010 | Go To Book Page

A true-life account of a Marine platoon's experiences in Iraq written by the platoon commander, Lieutenant Campbell.  There is no romanticism here, but neither is there a lot of gore and political opinion of whether or not US troops should be there or not.  This is simply the story of a bunch of young guys and their caring for each other in a time of danger.  It gave a good picture of both hardships endured, but also of the cohesiveness of the unit and their willingness to do what was necessary to protect each other and to do their best to do their duty to the people of Iraq, and to serve the USA to the best of their ability. 
DEFINITELY Unleash it

Little Heathens (Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression, Large Print)
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

Memoir of childhood in 1930's small-town and rural Iowa, written by a retired English Professor. History of an era that is fast passing from memory.  There are a lot of memories here that many of us who grew up in the forties, fifties, and even sixties and seventies can relate to as well.
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Loving Frank
Date Posted: 8/18/2010 | Go To Book Page

OK book - gives some insight into Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural ideas and character, and into the life of Mamah Cheney, but overall, I found that the characters did not really seem that interesting, and I am sure they actually were.
Mildly Unleashable

Miss Julia Stands Her Ground
Date Posted: 8/11/2010 | Go To Book Page

Good light reading.  Miss Julia is great!
Very Unleashable

Nov. 22, 1963 (11/22/1963)
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Interesting premise and conclusions in this book.  I think there is too much detail and a lot of repetition, but overall, I enjoyed it, but it could have been about 100 pages shorter.
Unleash it

Room: A Novel
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 | Go To Book Page

Enjoyed this book, and the idea of writing it from the point of view of a five-year-old is novel.
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Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 | Go To Book Page

A really good story.  The writer has a genuine ability to make the reader feel that the reader is present at the various incidents in CeeCee's life. 
DEFINITELY Unleash it

Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Date Posted: 6/10/2010 | Go To Book Page

This book is not only entertaining but educational.  Taking place from the early 1930's to approximately the 60's, there is a lot of history of the United States treatment of Chinese immigrants, especially during the 1950's, that is not at all covered in history books.  Early (1800's) US/Chinese relationships are touched on, and the whole concept of the "Paper Sons" was entirely new to me.  The relationships and attitudes between Chinese and Japanese peoples  were also something that was completely unfamiliar, and the relationships between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists were much more completely explained than any history book I have ever read. 
The characters were extremely well drawn, and events well described.  I would like to have a sequel to this book telling me what happened after the book ended.
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Stalemate (Eve Duncan)
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 | Go To Book Page

A very fast and exciting read, with forensic sculptor
Very Unleashable

Still Life (Three Pines Mysteries)
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 | Go To Book Page

First Book in a series featuring Inspector Gamache of the Surete de Quebec.  Louise Penny's writing is nearly poetic, the characters are extraordinarily well drawn in most cases, and the book moves along very well.  The village of Three Pines is a place I would like to visit after this introduction, even though I know it is fictional.  And Clara, Myrna, and the inspector, for sure, are people I think it would be great to meet.
DEFINITELY Unleash it

The Bookman's Promise (Cliff Janeway Novels )
Date Posted: 4/21/2010 | Go To Book Page

I found this book exceptional.  Relatively easy to follow, yet actually enhanced by some knowledge of history on the part of the reader. This is my first Robert Dunning book, and it is the third in the Cliff Janeway series, but it easily stands on its own; I find I really like ex-policeman turned book-finder/seller Cliff Janeway, and the premises of the book - i.e., looking for a long-lost collection of Richard Burton books "stolen" from a friend of the explorer when the friend died in the early 1900's; searching to see if the friend's journal as recalled by his granddaughter is true, and in the meantime trying to catch a murderer and clear the dead woman's husband - are all nicely juggled.  The recollections of the journal as a part of a lost time in Burton's life are plausible and fascinating.
DEFINITELY Unleash it

The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery (Three Pines Mysteries)
Date Posted: 10/5/2010 | Go To Book Page

The series is back on track with The Cruelest Month - much more about the Arnot Case mentioned in the first two novels is revealed, and the story here is less confusing than that in A Fatal Grace.  Inspector Gamache is a truly likeable character and the side characters are well drawn as well.  The mystery is puzzling, as it should be, and keeps the reader guessing to the end.
Very Unleashable

The Devil's Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand, and a New American Age
Date Posted: 5/6/2010 | Go To Book Page

Interesting but a very contrived attempt to link a true murder story with the history of Contract Bridge and Ely Culbertson (one of the original contract bridge experts in the 1930's) because the murder happened after a bridge game.
Mildly Unleashable

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

For the first 100 pages - and the end, I would have rated this book Do Not Unlease - the middle was just enjoyable enough to raise it one notch.
Mildly Unleashable

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Date Posted: 9/19/2010 | Go To Book Page

This book is more violent, more fast-paced, and more complex overall than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Quite definitely exciting.  I also found that there were many more Norwegian names (especially for streets and locations) than in the first book, making it hard to follow the movements of the characters.  Suspense galore in this book - I always felt that everyone was in jeopardy at any moment.
Very Unleashable

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage)
Date Posted: 7/12/2010 | Go To Book Page

Dark Mystery.  Fairly graphic, but well written.
Very Unleashable

The Help
Date Posted: 5/6/2010 | Go To Book Page

This book brings home the separation and some of the illogic in the 1960's South between whites and blacks.  There is also quite a difference noted between whites by class.  The understanding of some whites and blacks for each other and the total lack of understanding of others is also shown.  The consummate adult "bully" depicted in the character of Hilly is extremely well drawn, and the fear of her "followers" represented by Elizabeth is well described as well.  For a different but also good depiction of this time and this type of setting in America, I recommend the movie "The Long Walk Home", starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek.
DEFINITELY Unleash it

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 | Go To Book Page

Interesting memoir - I learned a lot about Liberia, and generally liked the writing style. 
Unleash it

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
Date Posted: 9/25/2010 | Go To Book Page

Having enjoyed 109 East Palace by the same author, I expected more from this book.  It was very disjointed and hard to follow, with numerous digressions.  There were a great many characters, and a lack of continuity in the narrative, perhaps due to the author's tendency to describe many of them as they are introduced.  Overall, the period was relatively well represented, but could have been more cohesive.
Mildly Unleashable

The Night Circus
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Interesting, but a little too weird for me.
Mildly Unleashable

The Paris Wife: A Novel
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

Interesting and well-written.  More likeable characters would have raised my rating, but there's not much you can do with real life people.
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 | Go To Book Page

Excellent read.  The premise - what if some of Salem's witches were real, and the whole Witchcraft panic was not a complete hoax?  And what was witchcraft anyway?  The search for the Physick Book and the insights into 17th century thinking make for fascinating reading.
DEFINITELY Unleash it

The Postmistress
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

Well- written - would have gotten a higher rating except for the ending.
Unleash it

The Smoke Jumper
Date Posted: 6/10/2010 | Go To Book Page

The events in the book are believable and well described.  The characters are also well described, and I really was interested in their lives.  The biggest negative was the unlikelihood of ALL of the experiences happening to basically only three characters.
Very Unleashable

The Spire
Date Posted: 7/4/2010 | Go To Book Page

Interesting mystery.  Good character and setting descriptions, but predictable
Mildly Unleashable

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

The most disjointed novel I have read so far. 
Do not Unleash

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

I think this biography would be interesting if it were not SOOO detailed.
Mildly Unleashable

Thereby Hangs a Tail: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
Date Posted: 4/19/2010 | Go To Book Page

This book was fairly enjoyable to me, but not quite unleashable; Bernie and Chet are likeable enough, and there is some excitement here, but I think that continuity is lacking and Chet's misunderstandings of expressions and short term memory get quite old, even though he is a dog.
Mildly Unleashable

To Kill a Mockingbird
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 | Go To Book Page

This was the 50th anniversary of the book, and I hope it will be around for the next 150 years.  One of the best books written in the 20th Century, simple, true to life, and has some of the best characters ever, as well as giving an excellent portrayal of life as it was at the time through the eyes of a child, and teaching some of the best lessons for that time and throughout life at any time.
DEFINITELY Unleash it

Unaccustomed Earth
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Well-written stories. 
Unleash it

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Date Posted: 3/12/2013 | Go To Book Page

Depressing and uplifting at the same time.  Well written
Unleash it

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl
Date Posted: 3/11/2011 | Go To Book Page

I really enjoyed this book, and I am not at all a bird-lover; however, Wesley was a very special owl, and I believe the story has a little to teach all of us about living with animals, as well as being a very good story, well written and always entertaining.
Very Unleashable

Whitethorn Woods
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

Reasonably interesting book, but more a collection of vignettes than a novel.  Too many characters, most of them unconnected except peripherally by the St. Ann's Well in Whitethorn Woods .  Could have been better if the author had concentrated on a few of the characters and developed them and their stories more, and dropped many of the others.
Unleash it

Wildwater Walking Club, The
Date Posted: 5/16/2010 | Go To Book Page

This book is funny, sweet, and quick to read.  Characters are fun and would be great to know. 
Very Unleashable
 
 

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Books. Book Clubs. Literacy. Authors.