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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Sarah's Key

Gary Becker, June 5, 2013

This book was very moving for me, it talks about the events of 1942 and various situations I was unfamiliar with. The book follows a young Jewish girl through one of the most difficult times of the war and until her death some 60 years later. Most moving was the impact of the difficulties, not only she faced, but those around her and how they dealt with the shame/crimes...even I cried to the end. This is a must read for everyone it really personalized the events while showing how the citizens on both sides of the fences dealt with the injustices of war.
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The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
The House at Riverton

Gary Becker, March 31, 2013

Kate Morton is a wonderful writer...she's able to waft you back and forth to another time and era making her stories a delight to read. In the House at Riverton she intertwines parallel stories of families and the effects of events on each of the individuals and their ability to deal with the happenings. I was lost in the details and on the edge of my seat, unable to put the book down.
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The Black Box (Harry Bosch) by Michael Connelly
The Black Box (Harry Bosch)

Gary Becker, February 15, 2013

The Black Box is a wonderful example of sleuthing by the LAPD's Harry Bosch. Interesting how small clues lead to big developments in both a murder investigation and in Bosch's own life with little side clues for the reader as to the popular jazz performers of our times and where to enjoy them. Connelly's writing keeps me guessing if he obtains his stories from the real life events of his past reporting or whether he just dreams them up from his wonderfully creative mind. This book is another one of the many really great stories in his catalog of really can't go wrong on any of his books, each one is better than the next and will keep you guessing if he will be able to top his last efforts-which he repeatedly does!
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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House

Gary Becker, January 30, 2013

I don't know if this is good or bad, but ever since I've put this book down, I've had nightmares....really spooky book about a haunted house. Jackson has an uncanny ability to convey the horror of the diseased house, but without any of the phony visuals. Everything here is a psychological haunting which really sticks with you for days. Probably the best "haunting" I've ever read. Enjoy it if you can!!
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The Innocent by David Baldacci
The Innocent

Gary Becker, January 18, 2013

I can't believe how captivated I am reading Baldacci's books! Every one of them keeps me on the edge of my seat and continuing to read until I'm out of time.... The Innocent was an interesting twist from the normal cat and mouse game and I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be a film one day. Here the hero takes a young girl under his wing of protection until the case of the murdered parents are located. You will not be able to put this book down (nor any of the Baldacci work actually.) I've now purchased a stack of them and are going through them one after a time. Baldacci's writing style is probably #1 in my list of authors and I'm sure you will like reading all of his work as well!
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