Publication Info: Initially published in 1997 by Avon Books. This paperback edition published January 20, 2015 by William Morrow paperbacks. Other editions available. Summary: Tess Monaghan spends her days rowing rowing with her friend and coach, Rock, working at her aunt’s bookstore or doing odd jobs on the side for her uncle. She thinks of […]
This is for all of my librarian friends and the people who love them! Thank you Open Books for promoting librarians and posting this video.
Publication Info: Published February 18, 2020 by Recurve Press LLC. I read the Kindle edition through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Kindle and paperback editions are available. Summary: Three forty-something women, Robin, Val and Monica, are headed up a winding, dark road on their way to a restaurant to celebrate Monica’s birthday. Suddenly, a white deer […]
Publication Info: Published February 2, 2020 by Open Books. I read the Kindle edition courtesy of the publisher. Summary: In the late 1800’s, two German Jewish immigrants marry and settle in Leadville, Colorado. Their life wasn’t easy in the rough mining town. As their children grew, some stayed in Leadville, while others moved to find […]
In The Ice Palace Waltz, two Jewish immigrant families—the rough and ready Western pioneers and the smooth, “our crowd” New Yorkers—come together in a riveting family saga amid the financial and social tumult of early twentieth century America. Video courtesy of the publisher, Open Books.
Publication Info: Published April 14, 2020 by Berkley. I read the Kindle pre-pub edition courtesy of of the Berkley, Penguin Random House and NetGalley. Other editions now avaialble. Summary: A troubled young woman climbs through the bedroom window of an assisted living home and changes everyone’s lives, including her own. The bedroom is shared by […]
In these challenging times, education and entertainment are important for everyone’s mental health. Although many library doors are closed for the safety of both staff and patrons, there are so many resources available online. I know in my own local library, they’ve continued to add resources to support the community, even when they are closed. […]
Publication Info: Published September 12, 2017 by Penguin Press. I read the Book of the Month Club hardcover edition. Other editions available. Summary: Elena Richardson’s guiding life principle is that everything will be just fine if you live by the rules. She grew up in Shaker Heights, a well-ordered town, went away to college briefly, […]
Publication Info: Published January 20, 2020 by Berkley. I read the Book of the Month Club edition. Other editions available from your favorite bookseller. Summary: Thirty-five years ago, Viv Delaney vanished from her job as a hotel night clerk and was presumed dead. Now her niece, Carly Kirk, wants to discover what happened to her […]
I had major dental surgery a few days before COVID-19 struck. Afterwards, I was really under the weather and not reading much, mostly listening to audio books. It’s now been two weeks after surgery and while I’m not 100% yet, I am on the mend. There was a complication during surgery that leaves me having […]