Short reviews to remind myself of my current favorites:

Tinkers (Paul Harding): A Perceptive and haunting look back at a Family’s soul. 6/10

Netherland (Joseph O’Neill): An exquisite birds-eye perspective of life and love.    5/10

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi (Geoff Dyer): The haunting travels of a journalist and his unraveling. 7/10

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson): A well-written and compelling story of chilling discoveries.  7/10

The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton): A  fun and intriguing look at a woman’s search for her past.  4/10

The Gate at the Stairs (Laurie Moore): One of the ten best!!!! A young woman comes of age. 4/10

Major Pettigrew’s last Stand: A charmer! A widower reflects on his surroundings.  6/10

Ms. Hemple Chronicle (Sara——–Bynum): A teacher’s wisdom moves her into a new place. 5/10

The school Of Essential Ingredients (Erica Bauermeister): Luxuriously whipped!  5/10

The House at Oyster Creek (Heidi Jon Schmidt): A perceptive look at motherhood and marriage through  the window of place—and lots of local Cape Cod color. 7/10

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows): Charming  8/10

Girl books (Stieg Larsson): What a superb story teller he is. Isn’t that what a novel does? 8 and 9/10

The Hand That First Held Mine (Maggie O’Flannery) Just plain bone –eerie and driven by an unerring voice. Hard to put down. 9/10

All of Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Clare Fergusson mysteries–11 and 12/10 there are 6 in paperback and one due to arrive in hardcover in April.

The Help


The Winter Sea


The Greater Journey

State of Wonder

Water For Elephants

The Good Psychologist

The Most Beautiful walk in the World

Let’s Take the Long Way Home

The Widow

Bones Blood and Butter

Gardening For a Lifetime

Fall of Giants

Shall I Find Some peace Here

Savannah Blues


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