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  • Oct 09, 2020

    Mexican Gothic posted by Robyn

    “He is trying is poison me … You must come for me, Noemi … You have to save me…” So begins Mexican Gothic, a new best seller by author Silvia Moreno-Garcia.     Read More »

  • Sep 28, 2020

    Pachinko posted by Robyn

    Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a beautifully told story of a Korean family trying to make ends meet in a world where they are despised by the Japanese.  This saga covers four generations, beginning in the early 20th century.  The novel begins with the birth of Sunja, the only...    Read More »

  • Sep 21, 2020

    The Butterfly Lampshade posted by Robyn

    The Butterfly Lampshade by Aimee Bender is a quiet yet sad mother-daughter story about mental illness.  Francie is 8 years old when her single mom has a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized.  After spending the night with a babysitter, Francie leaves her...    Read More »

  • Sep 08, 2020

    The Guest List posted by Robyn

    The Guest List by Lucy Foley begins with a vicious storm during a wedding on an isolated island near Ireland.  By the reception’s end, a murder victim is found.  This introductory scenario sets up a page turning thriller.  Five first person accounts tell of things that...    Read More »

  • Aug 24, 2020

    Seven Lies posted by Robyn

    Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay is a thrilling novel and cleverly told tale composed of seven lies.  Jane narrates this story of the falsehoods she tells her best friend Marnie.  The two young women have been best friends since grade school - sharing their deepest, darkest...    Read More »

  • Aug 07, 2020

    The Bookseller posted by Robyn

    In Cynthia Swanson's novel The Bookseller, Kitty and Frieda have been best friends since childhood.  As adults, they are single career women who own Sisters bookshop.  It’s 1962 in Denver, and times are changing.    Read More »

  • Jul 27, 2020

    Instant Calm: 2-minute meditations to create a lifetime of happy posted by Robyn

    This charming little book packs some great advice with Zen mindfulness tips and ways to enhance the meditative experience.  Twenty-five mini meditations (approximately two minutes each) are divided by the five senses.  The first section of the book focuses on sight meditations, which provide pages of dot exercises.  These are followed by smell meditations, focusing on essential oils and fragrances.  Sound meditations include explanations on forest bathing and selective listening.  Touch and...    Read More »

  • Jul 13, 2020

    Two Steps Forward posted by Robyn

    Zoe is grieving her husband’s sudden death and decides to walk the Chemin – an ancient pilgrimage walk from France to Spain, known as the Camino de Santiago.  She literally crosses paths with divorced Martin, an English engineer who is testing his own designed cart on the trail.  Each of them tells their story in alternate chapters – which makes for a heartfelt tale about their adventures on their walk as they hope to come to peace with themselves and resolve issues life has thrown their way. ...    Read More »

  • Jun 29, 2020

    Celine posted by Robyn

    Celine is the title character in Peter Heller's book about an older woman who is an unconventional private investigator.    Read More »

  • Jun 19, 2020

    Where the Crawdads Sing posted by Robyn

    In Where the Crawdads Sing, written by Delia Owens, the reader is introduced to Kya.  She is abandoned by all the members of her family.  First her mother leaves when Kya is very young.  Her older siblings leave one by one, and last to leave is the abusive father...    Read More »

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