"FIVE STAR - POWERFUL READ!!
"Circling the Sun" brings to like a fearless and captivating woman - Beryl Markham, a record - setting aviator caught up in a passionate live triangle with Safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir "Out of Africa." A stunning and wonderfully written story! Loved every word!"
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"This novel was written BEFORE "To Kill A Mockingbird." You will notice some familiar characters and some new ones. Harper Lee's insights from the 1950's are very current for some of the racial inequalities going on in today's society. Very poignant! A worthwhile read!"
"Two high school graduates, with only the funds from their bicycle shop, go up against those with post-graduate educations and government grants and other funding.
"I just finished this, and I highly recommend it. The plot is well structured, the characters are fully drawn - and of course Dorothy Parker as a ghost is intriguing. Meister wrote an earlier Dorothy Parker book, but this is better and does now require having read the first one."
"Cow Tom is a Black Creek native American who has such a depth of empathy for all he meets that his life is a continuous battle to do good. His ability to learn languages affords him an unusual advantage... or disadvantage!...to witness the early U.S. government's negotiations with Indian treaties. As Native Americans are "relocated," Cow Tom's family and loved ones suffer severe hardships as they attempt to keep the family together on their farms. When finally freed form slavery and given rights as Native Americans, Cow Tom begins to believe that his granddaughter, Rose, may see his dreams come to fruition. Historical Fiction at it's best!
"Straight form the headlines! CIA (hacking) investigating our elected officials. Hackers conference in Las Vegas with the Wall of Sheep showing REAL TIME hacking of ANY electric technology! Believe it and WEEP!
"A quick read that provides rare insights into the White House offering unique views of the executive mansion from the perspective of the long serving staff that cares for the residence and the first family. This book covers a span from the Kennedy to the Obama administrations. While it provides limited insight into the private details and personalities of the various first families, it focuses mostly on the efforts and dedication of the staff to care for and protect the Presidents and their families. A great read! Definitely recommend!"
"A fascinating topic - WWII and the LochNess Monster. Maddie is such a loving girl; growing up in privilege but lacking a loving mother and father. She seeks a male who makes her believe she is everything to him. Off to Scotland to film the LochNess Monster - only to find she may be living with the true monster in her life! 3 STARS - Wonderful Writing!"
"Although I would never call myself a mystery/thriller fan, lately I have found myself on the hunt for psychological fiction that will captivate me in the manner of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train. I do happen to be a sucker for debut authors, so when Susan Crawford's first novel The Pocket Wife arrived in a recent ARC box, I decided to give it chance.
"This is not and easy book/story to read! Parents want the very best for their child/children, but when there isn't a choice about what those options really are... what do the parents do? When Dawn introduces her parents to her boyfriend, Ruud, her parents know that there are problems with this daughter's choice. Perhaps they have been denying more about their daughter's life than they want to admit. If you liked the book "Defending Jacob", you will find this a great companion read."
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