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Murder and Mayhem

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I have been a fan of the murder mystery since, at a tender age, I first discovered Hercule Poirot and Nero Wolfe. I was an voracious reader and my parents allowed me to read these classic series. To this day, I find mysteries highly entertaining. I looked at my list of books (yes, I do keep a list of everything I have read),  I found that I ... Read More »

David and Goliath: The Triumph of the Underdog by Malclom Gladwell

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David and Goliath  : The Triumph of the Underdog by Malcolm Gladwell In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.In ... Read More »

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

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The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy The best-selling author of The Prince of Tides chronicles his efforts to reconcile with the harsh fighter pilot father who inspired The Great Santini, recounting how at the end of his father’s life, he defended the author from his critics while helping to heal family estrangements. -from the Publisher  (Coming Soon: October)   Read More »

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Between 1854 and 1929, orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an ... Read More »

Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

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Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus — her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, ... Read More »