Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

“Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners”: by Gretchen Anthony.  Thorndike Press, copyright 2018. 543 pages, Large Print, $27, Kindle, $17 At first blush, Violet Baumgartner is the quintessential caricature of the busy-body, type-A  church-lady run amok.  Her husband Ed is getting ready to retire from 30-years as a respected medical researcher and she intends to give… Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners

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Wolf Rain

Alexei is a strong lieutenant of the Snowdancer pack who is struggling with the demise of his brother over one year ago.  During his solitary excursions into the isolated parts of Snowdancer territory, he finds himself blasted with grief.  Determining that only an E-Psy could broadcast their emotions that strongly, he seeks out the source… Wolf Rain

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The Thirteenth Tale

“The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. New York : Washington Square Press, 2006. Reclusive authors, young biographers, and the great storied tradition of English gentility is brought together in this delightfully gothic novel by Diane Setterfield. Pitch perfect for the season, the reader will be swept away into this haunting story. Margaret Lea is a… The Thirteenth Tale

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Wilder Girls

“Wilder Girls” by Rory Power Delacorte Press, 2019 357 pages $19 It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was placed under quarantine by the CDC. A strange illness, called the Tox, has infected the school, manifesting itself in strange ways among the residents, causing some girls to develop scales, spines protrude through… Wilder Girls

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Walking the Americas

Walking the Americas by Levison Wood Do you have a touch of wanderlust or an itch for adventure? If so, look no further than Levison Wood’s latest book where he takes an epic journey from the small coastal town of Sisal, Mexico (which lies on the Yucatán peninsula) to Sapzurro, Panama (which is just outside… Walking the Americas

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Sandcastle Girls

Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian, New York : Doubleday, 2012. Laura Petrosian is a novelist of Armenian and Bostonian decent, living in suburban New York.  She has fond memories of growing up around her grandparent’s ornate home, never much thinking about her heritage.  But a newspaper photo promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum of… Sandcastle Girls

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The Art of Theft

The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas. New York: Berkley, 2019, 305 pages. Fall and a good mystery novel are a perfect pairing. One favorite series to curl up with is the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas. The first book in the series, A Study in Scarlet Women, was released in 2016. Well-born Charlotte… The Art of Theft

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Apocalypse Any Day Now

“Apocalypse Any Day Now:  Deep Underground with America’s Doomsday Preppers” by Tea Krulos.  Chicago, IL:  Chicago Review Press, 2019.  236 pages.  Paperback $17, Kindle, $17.                 When the end of the world comes, will it be with a bang or with a whimper?  Poet T.S. Eliot asked this in the 1920s, but author Tea Krulos… Apocalypse Any Day Now

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