152019Sep
Apocalypse Any Day Now

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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82019Sep
Unlikely Murderer Makes for Dark, Delightful Reading

Unlikely Murderer Makes for Dark, Delightful Reading

“An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good” by Helene Tursten, translated by Marlaine Delargy. Soho Press, 2018. 171 pages. $12.99 At first glance, Maud might seem like a sweet, unassuming, elderly woman. However, through five interconnected short stories, Helene Tursten shows the reader why “An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good.”  The stories in… Unlikely Murderer Makes for Dark, Delightful Reading

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212019Jul

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, London : Macmillan, 1922. Imagine spending a month in a medieval Italian castle overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Picture yourself having tea in a manicured garden profuse with sweet-scented flowers or strolling along winding paths through the neighboring hills. Now feel the smooth stones under your bare feet as… The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

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142019Jul
The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig. New York: William Morrow, 2019, 480 pages. A multi-generational novel of love, rebellion, and sugar in colonial Barbados. In 1854, Emily Dawson receives a surprise inheritance in her beloved grandfather’s will, Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados. A plantation that no one knew that he owned. Emily journeys from… The Summer Country by Lauren Willig

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72019Jul

Tar Heel Traveler by Scott Mason

“Tar Heel Traveler:  New Journeys across North Carolina”: by Scott Mason.  Guilford, CT:  Globe Pequot Press, Copyright 2019.  210 pages, $26.95 hardback, $16.80 Kindle. Raleigh, NC television journalist Scott Mason shares personality profiles aired on WRAL TV’s “Tar Heel Traveler” during the last 10 years.  Profiles include folksy interviews from across the state with ordinary… Tar Heel Traveler by Scott Mason

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