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A Big-Hearted Tale

Inland by Téa Obreht is “lyrical” literary Western. Nora is a woman left behind on the family homestead in the Arizona badlands when her men go in search of water and do not return. Her solitude is broken by the … Continue reading

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Light-hearted Tales

In “The 100-year-old Man who Climbed out the Window” by Jonas Jonasson,  Allan Karlsson believes the nursing home will be his last stop.  But on his 1000th birthday, he escapes and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey.  In … Continue reading

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Heart tales

In Tidelands, Phillippa Gregory takes a break from the Tudors to weave a story about a women caught up in England’s civil war between parliament and the cavaliers. In Never Have I Ever , Joshilyn Jackson breaks from her amusing … Continue reading

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Suspense!

We always have more of these because the pages fly by so fast. The Bitterroots by C. J. Box, newly-minted PI Cassie Dewell does an old friend a favor when she tries to exonerate a man accused of assault. The … Continue reading

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True Crime, Real People

“I Heard you Paint Houses” by Charles Brand profiles Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran, a hit man connected with the Teamsters and Jimmy Hoffa, a story that is being brought to the screen by Martin Scorsese. Meanwhile, Three Women by Lisa … Continue reading

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Self-help from the classics!

For self help seekers,  The Jane Austen Diet by Bryan Kozlowski offers secrets to food, health, and happiness.  A worthy companion to last years How Adam  Smith can Change Your Life, which reveals the “deepest source of human satisfaction”.

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Showtime!

New DVD’s this week include H In Homeland Season 7 (currently circulating), outside forces threaten to undermine the presidency. Tennison Season 1 flashes back to Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison’s early days on the force. Feature films The Hustle (farce), Little Woods … Continue reading

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