Fiction

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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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Angle of Repose

ANGLE OF REPOSE Because it is a new year doesn’t mean a reviewed book has to be new. If Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose hadn’t

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Dinner List

THE DINNER LIST Imagine deciding which five people you would like to invite to dinner ten years from now. Anyone will do, whether you know

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Still Alice
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Still Alice

STILL ALICE Lisa Genova, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, writes novels about people with debilitating neurological diseases. Still Alice, first published in 2007, traces a

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Eliza Waite

ELIZA WAITE Isolated on a tiny San Juan Island after her husband and son die during a smallpox epidemic, Eliza Waite tries to make the

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Wildlands

THE WILDLANDS Every once in a while I read a book so stunning that I can’t find the words to write a review. Such is

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Bookseller

THE BOOKSELLER A fun part of running a book review website is publishing two reviews of the same book. I was far more ambivalent about

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Skydrop

TAHOE SKYDROP If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe this summer, don’t forget to bring along Todd Borg’s “Tahoe Skydrop” the latest book

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lies She Told

LIES SHE TOLD As I read Cate Holahan’s Lies She Told, I felt like my brain was on a swivel. Two stories ricochet back and

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British Authors
Sunny Solomon

How It All Began

HOW IT ALL BEGAN I can’t say why it has taken me so long to read a Penelope Lively novel. I can say I’m sorry

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Fiction
Brandy Burgess

The Marvels

THE MARVELS “You either see it or you don’t,” is the motto that binds together the plot of The Marvels. Written and illustrated by Brian

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Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Home

HOME   —   MORE THAN A HOUSE OR THE PLACE YOU COME FROM “Home” is rather like a jigsaw puzzle (another of my favorite pastimes). It

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Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn To read anything by Jacqueline Woodson is to expect the unexpected, not only for the stories themselves but for the imaginative way they

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Moonglow
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Moonglow

MOONGLOW While I was reading Michael Chabon’s Moonglow, I found myself growing impatient. The circuitous storyline, which drifted in time and often wound in on

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