Into The Water – Paula Hawkins

May 15

Into The Water – Paula Hawkins

I was cautiously optimistic when Book of the Month Club started advertising this book by Paula Hawkins. I loved The Girl on the Train; but we all know that sometimes that sophomore effort can be a bit tricky. Ms. Hawkins delivers, and then some. A dip in the river finds two dead bodies within months of one another. One, a sexy, eccentric, single mother writing about...

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Mortality – Christopher Hitchens

May 08

Mortality – Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was a prolific writer and orator. While on a book tour, he was suddenly overcome by excruciating pain. The pain would later be diagnosed as Stage 4 esophageal cancer. For a year and a half, the man fought the good fight, writing essays all along the way. His humor, wit, and intelligence shone through to the very end. He brilliantly described the...

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Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty

May 05

Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty

I am apparently binging on Liane Moriarty. I have a sneaking suspicion that the first book that I read by her, Big Little Lies, may be her greatest. This story, as well as What Alice Forgot, were both good, but not great. Truly Madly Guilty revolves around three couples, the in and outs of their marriages, and one fateful barbecue that threatens to destroy...

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The Girl From Venice – Martin Cruz Smith

May 02

The Girl From Venice – Martin Cruz Smith

I love a love story. This gem is set in Italy at the end of WWII. Martin Cruz Smith tells the tale of a fisherman, Cenzo, and his discovery of a ‘dead’ girl one night while out fishing. Giulia ends up being not quite as dead as Cenzo first believed. She, as it turns out, is Jewish and is on the run from some Nazis who just killed her parents. Cenzo...

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