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Review: “The Returned”

 Review by L.Nolan, IBCafe.net “The Returned” by Jason Mott ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-1533-9Copyright 2013 by Jason Mott Publisher: Harlequin  MIRA $24.95 US, $27.95 CAN. 352pp. Nothing is more satisfying than reading a spellbinding book from a new author who knows how to apply all the necessary ingredients … Continue reading

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Review: “Four Souls”

by Louise Erdrich A Review by Editor, L. Nolan (2004). Harper Collins. New York, NY. ISBN 0-06-620975-7 This book is not your usual crime thriller, hero adventure, erotics, romance; frightful, playful or simple novel. It is about the life of people … Continue reading

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Review: “Solaris” (the novel, not the movie)

By Stanislaw Lem I have something for you. It’s called Fantastic voyage into fantasy. We have an IBCafe Book Club, (International Books Cafe) that we Zoom into once a month, so we have been reading “Solaris,” the novel by Stanislaw … Continue reading

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Review: “The Secret History,” by Donna Tartt

Just finished this book. It was a long and glaring bore for a while. Like many cats in a dark room, one wonders where will be the first strike to determine your and others’ location and initiation of a response … Continue reading

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Review: “The Rooster Bar”

by John Grisham John Grisham has a wickedly mischievous mind. If I did not know any better, I’d think this book might be about his own youth. But then again, I do not think he lives in some isolated landing … Continue reading

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Review: “Bird by Bird”

by Anne Lamott This is not a fictional novel, but it’s a good read. The author is clever, insightful, deeper than the average layman, and comical at times–sorrowful at others. The book is written by Author, Anne Lamott, who is … Continue reading

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Review: “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

“The panic that overtook me then was hard to explain. Those game days broke up with a swiftness, a sense of losing blood almost, that reminded me of watching the apartment in New York being boxed up and carted away: … Continue reading

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Review: Letters from Alaska

Letters From Alaska: A Novel Trilogy (Book II) Author, John Shields (2008) ISBN: 978-1-4357-3093-9 Price: $17.04, Paperback, 349 pages   Author, John Shields’ book is exceptional; he is a highly descriptive writer, in the genre of academic fiction. There is … Continue reading

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Review: “The Bridge of Madison County”

by Robert James Waller I just re-read “The Bridges of Madison County,” don’t ask me why, I guess I just wanted to look into that theme again. I have seen the movie, too. I simply needed to reconnect with it … Continue reading

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Review: “The Roads We Take”

by Ethan Edgewood Most of us have heard of J. D. Salinger, and the famous novel: “The Catcher in the Rye.” In fact, that novel (1951), and the author, Jerome David Salinger, who has since died (1/27/2010) at the ripe … Continue reading

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