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A Spool of Blue Thread

I’ve always felt a kinship with Anne Tyler.  We’re close to the same age, and I’d feel comfortable having a cup of morning coffee…

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The Girl On The Train

WARNING: If you have something important to get completed in the next few days, do not start reading this book. The Girl on the…

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The Home Place

The Home Place opens on a bitterly cold January night in Billings, Montana. There’s a party at a house on the wrong side of…

Everything I Never Told You

by Celeste Ng Penguin Press, 292 pages: $2695 The title alone tells you this book is about secrets. And that immediately makes a reader curious. So…

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Some Luck

by Jane Smiley Alfred Knopf, Publisher, 395 pages:$2799 January is a good month to read Some Luck by Jane Smiley.  It’s a long book,…

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Christmas Books for Under the Tree

I’m looking forward to Christmas more than I have in a long time. There is a little girl named Violet in my family, and…

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Natchez Burning

By Greg Iles William Morrow, 800 pages: $27.99 In Natchez Burning, author Greg Iles takes us to the worst time in his home state of…

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The Last Kind Words Saloon

By Larry McMurtry W. W. Norton, 195 pages: $24.95 A fellow booklover gave me this to read when I was under the weather recently….

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Call Me by My Name

By John Ed Bradley, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 265 pages: $17.99 Integration came hard to the Deep South in the early 1970s, the…