Tag Archive: Books

Books 2013 – Short Reviews of Three Reads

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout is a wonderful writer. She’s best at constructing characters, and then pulling them apart, showing them (and us) that they aren’t who they thought they… Continue reading

Books 2013 – Beautiful Ruins

Talk about a book I couldn’t wait to get back to! This book has it all. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter is laugh-out-loud funny and also very touching at times; a mixture of… Continue reading

Books 2013 – The Snow Child

Right off the bat, I should tell you that The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey is not the kind of novel that I usually read. I have trouble with “magical” tales. With the… Continue reading

Books 2013 – News from Heaven

It has taken me so long to pull my thoughts together about this wonderful collection of short stories by Jennifer Haigh. News from Heaven is basically about a collection of characters from Bakerton,… Continue reading

Books 2013 – The Midwife of Hope River

When I was pregnant with our first child, Manfrengensen admitted to me that he could only hear the word “placenta” so many times. Based on that admission, I am going to go out… Continue reading

Books 2013 – Triburbia

The second book I’ve read this year is Triburbia by Karl Taro Greenfeld. Like many books these days, Triburbia is written in what I like to call Welcome to the Good Squad style.… Continue reading

Books 2013 – The Light Between Oceans

One of my goals this year is to try to read 50 books. Note the keyword in the sentence is “try.” The closest I have come to 50 is around half that number… Continue reading