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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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Spellman Novels #06: The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
Spellman Novels #06: The Last Word

Laurie Blum, September 17, 2013

If your preferred genre is humorous mystery, suspense, character driven novels set in & around San Francisco, be sure to discover the 'Trail of the Spellmans' by Lisa Lutz. It's difficult for me to believe that this is the sixth book in the Spellman series since I have come to know this wildly dysfunctional, highly hysterical family ever so well over the past five books & can highly recommend this book collection. BRAVA--4 stars!
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Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois
Cartwheel

Laurie Blum, September 7, 2013

Although Jennifer duBois' "Cartwheel" is loosely based on an Italian murder scandal (Amanda Knox) a few years ago, this book is fictional & oh so fascinating! Set in Buenos Aires, this tale is about main character Lily Hayes & will provide hours of discussable themes for book review clubs. I thought that this novel is not a "did she do it & is she guilty?" story but rather, it beautifully explores the 'prisons of our own making & how perceptions can sometimes create reality'.... Highly recommended - BRAVA!
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Cartwheel by Jennifer Dubois
Cartwheel

Laurie Blum, September 7, 2013

Although Jennifer duBois' "Cartwheel" is loosely based on an Italian murder scandal (Amanda Knox) a few years ago, this book is fictional & oh so fascinating! Set in Buenos Aires, this tale is about main character Lily Hayes & will provide hours of discussable themes for book review clubs. I thought that this novel is not a "did she do it & is she guilty?" story but rather, it beautifully explores the 'prisons of our own making & how perceptions can sometimes create reality'.... Highly recommended - BRAVA!
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Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
Bellman and Black

Laurie Blum, August 21, 2013

I'm not sure it was worth waiting seven years for Diane Setterfield to write a new novel, no less a ghost story ... in her Bellman & Black, a coming-of-age tale, we meet young William Bellman as a boy & follow his colorful life through adulthood. This talented author has created a well researched story filled with vivid Victorian detail, a touch of fantasy, too much gothic horror and more than the average person needs to know about crows, ravens & rooks. "The Thirteenth Tale" is still my favorite!
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419 by Will Ferguson
419

Laurie Blum, August 21, 2013

Thank you, Penguin Group, for the ARC of the novel "419", winner of Canada's Giller Literary Prize. Author Will Ferguson had me on the 'edge of my seat' as I read this ambitious thriller with an intricate plot & four story lines ... trust me, I will never open emails from the Nigerian government as I learned that "419" refers to the section of the criminal code which pertains to obtaining goods or money under false pretenses ... not my usual genre, but thought provoking and a worthwhile read.
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