Reviews

The Library Book
Books on books
Sunny Solomon

The Library Book

THE LIBRARY BOOK If I still worked in a bookstore and you, dear reader, just stepped into the store and asked if there is anything

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astray
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Astray

ASTRAY Emma Donoghue has concocted a collection of short stories that consider a single innovative theme. Astray features a diverse set of characters who have

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the lucky ones
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Lucky Ones

THE LUCKY ONES The cover of Julianne Pachico’s The Lucky Ones calls the book “a tense and haunting jigsaw puzzle of a novel.” A jigsaw

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The French Girl

THE FRENCH GIRL Lexie Elliott’s The French Girl is the best mystery I’ve read in a while. It’s one of those books that keep you

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Willing Victim

A WILLING VICTIM This time Sunny handed me the fourth book in a detective series, so I felt like I was starting in the middle.

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Deep Creek

DEEP CREEK When I first read Pam Houston’s acerbic collection of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, I recognized a writer who would have a

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Other Woman

THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist

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The Library Book
Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Library Book

THE LIBRARY BOOK Susan Orlean’s The Library Book couples a moving meditation on the author’s part with the solid research she has conducted in archives

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Slave Old Man

SLAVE OLD MAN The books I often find most difficult to review are those recommended by someone whose suggestions are not taken lightly. So, on

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Current

THE CURRENT I just finished reading another “Bookin’ with Sunny” novel that I couldn’t put down. Tim Johnston’s The Current, a mystery thriller that careens

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Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

Boot Language

BOOT LANGUAGE This memoir will remind the reader of other books that recall a blighted, terrifying childhood such as Glass Castle and Educated. Like those

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Books on books
Sunny Solomon

Books for Living

BOOKS FOR LIVING Will Schwalbe, the author of The End of Your Life Book Club, has once again given life to his love of books

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Red Clocks

RED CLOCKS Leni Zumas designed Red Clocks as a classical romance, much like Miquel del Cervantes’ Don Quixote or Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queen. In

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