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Suggested Reading



   MeiDei  If you like historical novels, as I do, you might consider "Love & Other Consolation Prizes" by Jamie Ford. The book is this week's preview on the on-line book club. For more info on the book & the author check out: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33566868-love-and-other-
consolation-prizes
His first two novels (unread ) come highly rated also.
September 21 at 08:20 EST .

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   Gram77  Goodreads and Amazon both give great reviews for this book. One more for my list. Thanks, Mei
September 21 at 14:27 EST .


   StormCnter  The author's previous book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" is much-loved by my daughter-in-law.
Yesterday at 05:36 EST .




   StormCnter  I am halfway through Henry Fountain's "The Great Quake", which is about the 1964 Alaska earthquake, the "biggest earthquake in North America". It's fascinating. He weaves the personal stories of individual Alaskans into the science facts. Here's the Goodreads review:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33100392-the-great-quake

If you read and learned a lot from "Isaac's Storm" (Galveston 1900 ), or "The Rising Tide, (the 1927 great Mississippi River flood ), you will be glad you read this one, too.
September 18 at 10:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  My girlfriend's husband was in the Army Corps of Engineers at the time and was sent to Alaska to assist in the aftermath; he had some stories to tell.
September 19 at 13:40 EST .

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   StormCnter  In another life, I might have been a geologist or something similar.
September 19 at 17:52 EST .

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   StormCnter  I am almost finished with Richard Lange's "The Smack" and I heartily recommend it. A small-time con man gets caught up in a big-time theft ring originating with our troops in Afghanistan. It's pretty tense and I'm in the last few pages, afraid to turn to see what happens next. Here's the review from the LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-richard-lan
ge-smack-20170721-story.html
September 15 at 08:32 EST .

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   Gram77  Have to return a book to Books-A-Million that I already have so I will get The Smack.
September 15 at 11:09 EST .

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   Gram77  Books-A-Million don't have this and say they can't order it so today I'm off to Barnes and Noble or may have to order it on line.
September 16 at 08:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, email me with your address and I'll send it to you. No need to buy it.
September 17 at 05:56 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh, Storm, such a good friend! I got the book yesterday. Books drive me like nothing else, well maybe besides coffee.
Of course I have one waiting in the wings once I read Smack. It is The White Road by Sarah Lotz. It sounds a bit off the beaten track but most interesting. Thanks again for your offer.
September 17 at 09:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Glad you got it. My offer stands any time you can't find a book I have recommended.
September 17 at 09:35 EST .

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   Gram77  Being shut in a motel room for days moves one to read. So, I read the Orphan Train and I really liked it. I was very curious as to see how the author would end the book. I personally thought she did a good job, especially with the visit to the museum. Can't wait for other opinions.
September 15 at 07:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  I also liked the Orphan Train, Gram. And I know what you mean about being stuck in a motel room. Books come in handy.
September 15 at 08:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Who has read "Little Bee"? It was a huge international best seller a few years ago. Somehow I missed it then, but I recently bought it in paperback. Ok, I'm halfway through it and not sure I should spend more time on it. I hate giving up on a book I have spent money for. Reviews are terrific, but somehow this story doesn't draw me in, at least not yet. Anyone else?
September 5 at 06:00 EST .

   3 people like this.




   Gram77  September 6th is National Read A Book Day.
September 3 at 10:22 EST .

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   StormCnter  Thanks Gram. You and I know, however, that every day is read a book day at our houses.
September 4 at 07:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  Usually, we are recommending books on this wall, but I want to advise one to stay away from: "The Last Kid Left" by Rosecrans Baldwin. I had read the reviews and purchased it in my last book order. Alas, I spent ten days wading through this interminable story which contained too many main characters, too many side-trips into all those characters' backgrounds and psychoses, child abuse (I try to stay away from those plot devices but this one was sprung on me ), and a murder investigation that might have been engrossing if allowed to develop without the character distractions. It's a novel where you don't care about anyone in it except maybe the retired police detective with the bad back, bad marriage and an alienated only child. Where was the writer's editor??
Be warned.
September 2 at 08:15 EST .

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   Gram77  Goodness, Storm. It's rare that you really warn us about a book. I don't think I will even consider this book from the library where it will be free! Thanks.
September 2 at 14:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  Remember, Gram, people's tastes differ. But, I don't think you would enjoy this book either.
September 2 at 15:51 EST .

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   Gram77  Just picked up Sue Grafton's new book; Y Is For Yesterday. Once she uses "Z" wonder where she will head next?
September 1 at 19:18 EST .

   4 people like this.




   MeiDei  This book is being previewed @ he Random House on-line book club ...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29915267-how-to-find-lov
e-in-a-bookshop
August 29 at 14:02 EST .

   3 people like this.



   Gram77  Just checked the review. Sounds like a great book with warm characters. It's now on my really long list.
August 30 at 08:03 EST .

  4 people like this.





   StormCnter  I just finished B.A. Paris' "The Breakdown". Paris had written "Behind Closed Doors" and I thought that was an okay book. Don't bother with "The Breakdown". The plot is completely predictable you will know who is frightening the heroine half a book before she finds out. Has anyone else read it?
August 10 at 17:47 EST .

   6 people like this.


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