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Salvage the Bones – Book Review

Salvage the Bones – Book Review

I will tie the glass and stone with string, hang the shards above my bed, so that they will flash in the dark and tell the story of Katrina, the mother that swept into the Gulf and slaughtered.  Her chariot was a storm so great and black the Greeks would say it was harnessed to […]

TLC Book Tour: Guest Post by Jenny Wi...

TLC Book Tour: Guest Post by Jenny Wingfield (…and a giveaway!)

  The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield 336 pages ISBN 978-0-385-34408-1 Random House (July 12, 2011) I am thrilled to have author Jenny Wingfield here today for a guest post…and also to be able to offer one lucky reader a copy of Wingfield’s novel: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake. ABOUT THE BOOK: Read […]

Guest Post & Giveaway: Author An...

Guest Post & Giveaway: Author Ann Joslin Williams

Down From Cascom Mountain, by Ann Joslin Williams 336 pages Bloomsbury USA (June 7, 2011) It is my pleasure to welcome author Ann Joslin Williams to my blog today. I just finished reading her wonderful novel, Down From Cascom Mountain, and was excited when Ann agreed to a guest post. I am also thrilled to […]

The London Train – Book Review

The London Train – Book Review

[…] it was remarkable, he thought, how little mark the tumult of inward experience leaves on the external shells we inhabit. – from The London Train, page 315 – Paul is grieving the death of his elderly mother and feels oddly detached from his wife, Elise, and their two small daughters. When he gets a […]

Wrecker – Book Review and Givea...

Wrecker – Book Review and Giveaway

They couldn’t control him and so they gave up trying. But neither could he control them, and he, too, came to understand this, and the shimmering tentative thing that stretched between them those first days thickened into something workable, something like love in overalls, love with a spade in its hand. – from Wrecker, page […]

Guest Post: Author Julianna Baggott (...

Guest Post: Author Julianna Baggott (Bridget Asher) and Giveaway

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher 416 pages ISBN 978-0-385-34390-9 Bantam (March 29, 2011) Do you love books grounded in setting? Do you dream of visiting the French countryside? Do you love novels which include luscious descriptions of food? Do you love to read about the lives of enchanting characters? If you […]

The Provence Cure for the Brokenheart...

The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted – Book Review

Why were we here? The three of us suddenly seemed like an unlikely trio. This was a time for Charlotte to broaden her horizons, a chance for Abbott to overcome his fears, and me? I was on a pilgrimage for the brokenhearted and was supposed to learn to live again – to be alive. – […]

The Postmistress – Book Review ...

The Postmistress – Book Review and Giveaway

If there was a place on earth in which God walked, it was the workroom of any post office in the United States of America. Here was the thick chaos of humanity rendered into order. Here was a box for each and every family in the town. Letters, bills, newspapers, catalogs, packages might be sent […]

Shadow Tag – Book Review and Gi...

Shadow Tag – Book Review and Giveaway

If Gil didn’t know that she knew about him reading her diary, she could write things there to manipulate him. Even hurt him. She thought she would start with a simple test, some irresistible hook. – from Shadow Tag, page 27 – A soul could be captured through a shadow. It was in the Ojibwe […]

Small Wars – Book Review

Small Wars – Book Review

The outrage of the collective frees the individual  to commit terrible acts. – from Small Wars, page 141 – In the quiet times, when he thought of the siege on Pappas’s mountain camp and its conclusion, he felt doubt, like a betrayal, shadowing him. Hal had known these things happened in wars; he had thought […]

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