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Book review: 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' by Maria Semple

Has a book ever just delighted you?

I’ve been fortunate to discover a few that would fall into that category, and Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette would definitely top that list. 436 more words


Book chat: 'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green

So I finished John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars on Sunday. I bought it last week in anticipation of a long weekend away as a “treat” to myself, insofar as a book about kids with cancer can be a “treat.” 851 more words


Book review: 'Open Road Summer' by Emery Lord

Though the humid days and sticky nights will soon fade into autumn, there’s still time to enjoy a summer treat — and Emery Lord’s Open Road Summer may well be it. 546 more words


Review: 'Good Chinese Wife' by Susan Blumberg-Kason

Going into Susan Blumberg-Kason’s Good Chinese Wife, I’ll confess to wanting to do a little armchair traveling. During a busy summer in which I’ve rarely crossed state lines, the idea of visiting exotic Hong Kong, lovely San Francisco and bustling China was too alluring to deny. 893 more words


Book review: 'A Walk in the Woods' by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson thinks he knows what to expect when he embarks on a journey to hike the Appalachian Trail — some 2,000 miles, stretching from Georgia to Maine. 667 more words