The Wife by Meg Wolitzer (book cover)
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Book Review: THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer

I picked THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer for our book club, as I thought it would be so much fun to have a corresponding “go to the movies night” to compare the novel with the new movie featuring Glenn Close. … Read more...

The Nature Fix
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Book Review: THE NATURE FIX by Florence Williams

I don’t review a great number of nonfiction on Goodreads, but to those who know me (and my penchant for fiction writing that includes sensory nature descriptions), it’s probably no surprise that THE NATURE FIX: WHY NATURE MAKES US HAPPIER, … Read more...

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Book Review: ELMET by Fiona Mozley

This little book, ELMET by Fiona Mozley, took me by surprise in a big way. Which is saying a great deal, as it isn’t very often that first-person point-of-view books move me so deeply. This is first-person narrative done … Read more...

No Species Is an Island
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Book Review: NO SPECIES IS AN ISLAND by Theodore H Fleming

I don’t review many non-fiction books, but NO SPECIES IS AN ISLAND: Bats, Cacti, and Secrets of the Sonoran Desert by Theodore H Fleming is an exception for multiple reasons. For starters, I have been a citizen scientist on a … Read more...

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Book Review: GODS OF HOWL MOUNTAIN by Taylor Brown

I loved this book! (This is the third Taylor Brown novel I’ve read, and I am convinced I will read anything this author writes). The language in GODS OF HOWL MOUNTAIN — and in all of his books — is … Read more...

The Lost letter
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Book Review: THE LOST LETTER by Jillian Cantor

THE LOST LETTER is definitely my favorite book byJillian Cantor, who seems a natural at her first dual-narrative novel. Taking place in 1938 Austria and in 1990s Los Angeles, this book has a little bit of everything: a … Read more...

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Book Review: GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton

I loved GOOD MORNING, MIDNIGHT by Lily Brooks-Dalton – which surprised me, since this novel was billed as a post-apocalyptic story. I have read only a handful of such stories and warmed only slightly to them (The Age of Miracles, … Read more...

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Book Review: TRUE PLACES by Sonia Yoerg

For starters: that cover! It spoke to me immediately. But what is beneath the beautiful artwork is equally delightful. While I have enjoyed all of Sonja Yoerg’s novels, TRUE PLACES has to be my favorite, with its juxtaposition of nature … Read more...

Where the Crawdads Sing
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Book Review: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens

I was fascinated by WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING when I first learned about author Delia Owens’s background studying wildlife in Africa, and her awards as a nature writer. I was in the mood for a book lush in setting and … Read more...