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Monthly Archives: September 2016

All At Sea

My favorite Book of the Month selection so far.  Decca Aitkenhead’s husband Tony dies while trying to save their young son from drowning on a Jamaican beach.  She is so staunchly honest about him and her responses to his death.  What a gift.  Thank you, Ms. Aitkenhead.  Hard for me to read her reflections on […]

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Oh my goodness I loved this book.  Chris Cleave is an AMAZING writer.  Sheesh.  SHEESH. Mary North, Tom Shaw, Alistair Heath.  London, 1939.  World War 2.  Everytime I read a book set in this time and place I think I can’t learn one more new thing but I just never saw the devastation of the […]

Chasing Water

Olympic 50M free medalist Anthony Ervin.  Fascinating story.

Truly Madly Guilty

Liane Moriarty wrote What Alice Forgot, The Last Anniversary, and The Husband’s Secret.  This one is about 2 couples — Sam and Clementine and Clementine’s friend, forced upon her by her mother, the awkward Erika and her husband Oliver — and the almost-tragedy that happens at a neighbor’s party and forces their relationships to breaking […]

The Mermaid Chair

Sue Monk Kidd wrote The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, the latter of which I just read and LOVED.  She is a great writer.  I thought I might hate this one because it’s about a middle-aged woman who decides she wants to “discover herself” and decides to have an affair although […]

The Woman In Cabin 10

Another BOTM selection.  A journalist accepts a junket on board a small ocean luxury liner and, in trying to unravel her encounter with a woman who everyone denies is on board, finds herself increasingly paranoid and targeted.  I’m not in love with this genre.  So there.