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The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

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A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
A Death-Struck Year

Dieveney, June 8, 2014

A Death-Struck Year is a fast paced and captivating story of contagion and epidemic in 1918 Portland Oregon. The story takes place mostly over a period of days, when the Portland joins in on the Spanish Flu epidemic that struck thousands a blink of an eye. Historically accurate and highly detailed, this story was heart wrenching and suspenseful but with lovely moments of heroism and humanity. I read the book straight through in 2 hours and would recommend the book to anyone. Portland is represented with love in this book but every city in America shared a similar experience in these dark times.
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The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Dieveney, February 26, 2014

In the midst of devastation, Greta Wells decides if she can't change her circumstances, she'll reset her brain with shock therapy. The result is not at all what she expects as she wakes up the next morning as herself but a hundred years in the past. This fascinating story asks, who would we be if we'd been born into another time. Greta gets the impossible opportunity to view her life choices from an outsiders perspective and the chance to perhaps choose her future. Sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting, with a great cast of characters and fantastic atmosphere, I highly recommend this quick but exciting read.
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This House Is Haunted by John Boyne
This House Is Haunted

Dieveney, October 21, 2013

Just in time for Halloween, John Boyne’s spooky Dickensian thriller is perfect reading for spooky autumn evenings. Eliza Caine has no idea what’s in store for her when she accepts a position as governess at mysterious Gaudlin Hall after the tragic death of her father. The horrors begin immediately upon her arrival and continue at a persistent pace while Eliza desperately searches for answers. Full of suspense, chilling encounters, tight lipped villagers, creepy children, and old fashioned horrors, This House in Haunted will keep you thrilled and entertained.
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The Cuckoo's Calling by J. K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith
The Cuckoo's Calling

Dieveney, July 24, 2013

By now we all know that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for the great J.K. Rowling and you certainly can feel her characteristic rhythm and humor in the writing. She is her usual dazzling self at creating flawed yet extremely likeable characters. Private investigator Cormoran Strike is a little rough around the edges but clever enough that I was happy to follow him around while he uncovered the clues to find out what happened to the supermodel Lula. Something I have in common with his very loveable temporary secretary Robin. I hope this is just the beginning of our adventures with this fun cast of characters and this first mystery is certainly worth your time.
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In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Dieveney, June 24, 2013

Incredibly well researched, In the Shadow of Blackbirds is not only chilling because of the spiritualism and ghostly photographs that haunt its pages but the because the horrors lurking in real life 1918 are enough to give one nightmares. An incredibly clever and realistic telling of everyday life during the Spanish Flu pandemic where neighbor's bodies are piling up in the lawn and all the eligible young men are being shipped home from the trenches in boxes. Thank goodness for the captivating and highly entertaining heroine Mary Shelley who brings light to the harrowing subject. May keep you up flipping pages or for other reasons.
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