Book review

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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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….