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Italian Shoes--Henning Mankell

When the squirrels inside my head are most busy, I usually turn to murder/thrillers. The plots are familiar, the devices like a three-day old pair of jeans.  349 more words

You Should Have Known--Jean Hanff Korelitz

This is the type of novel whose plot sounds intriguing, but whose cover suggests reconsideration. Dark background, varying typefaces, and a logo for a reading group guide.  189 more words

"Killers of the Flower Moon" A Review

Sometimes, historians run across stories that won’t let us go. Stories that haunt us, that creep up on us at odd hours, that refuse to go away quietly. 1,077 more words

Writing And Books

The Summer of Awesome - Day 6

Hello people of the Internet! I feel like I should follow that up with something like, “It is I, your Empress of the World.” Alas, I have yet to reach that goal. 1,554 more words


Broken Verses--Kamila Shamsie

This novel has a slow start, but the premise is lovely. Aasmani is a young woman struggling with loss.  Her mother was a feminist activist living “in sin” with Pakistan’s greatest poet, who was brutally murdered presumably by government agents.  320 more words

Big Magic--Elizabeth Gilbert

I quite like Elizabeth Gilbert, but this was not always true. I read Eat, Pray, Love because some dear family members raved about it on Facebook.  152 more words