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Brief Review. An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original)

An Event in Autumn: A Kurt Wallander Mystery (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original) A relatively short, but very good novel that features Kurt Wallander. Although there will be no more Kurt Wallander novels, and he was essentially done away with in a previous novel, this one seems to have been unearthed form Mankel’s previous writings. All […]

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Brief review. The Black Path by Asa Larsson

The Black Path by Asa Larsson. The third in Asa Larsson”s trilogy of mysteries set in northern Sweden. This keeps the same set of characters, those not murdered, as the first two. It has a special emphasis on the mental health of Rebecka and likewise delves into the feelings of several of the characters. A […]

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Brief Review: Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

Lighthousekeeping Jeanette Winterson again shows her prowess as a writer weaving humor, love, passion, tragedy, and storytelling in Lighthousekeeping. Duality is, to me, the prominent theme. The split we have in our personalities, Jekyll and Hyde, romance and science.

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Brief Review: Stalking Death by Kate Flora

Stalking Death Stalking Death was the first of Kate Flora’s books that I read, and it has made me want to read more of her mystery novels. This is a “Thea Kozak Mystery”, and like her other works like the others, traces the thoughts and actions of a protagonist who appears in several of Flora’s […]

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Brief Review: Sex Sleep Eat Dream. A Day in the Life of Your Body by Jennifer Ackerman

Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body Ackerman takes you through a day starting with a detailed description of waking in the morning and finishing with just as detailed a description of going to sleep in the evening. Throughout she mixes observations, quips, and the reports of scientific studies […]

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Gaining Ground by Forrest Pritchard

Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm¬†A well-written story about the transformation of a farm and the people who chose to live on it from dead-end industrial farming to a sustaining natural and organically managed farm. An inspirational story and a ¬†thoroughly enjoyable read. “We buried my father […]

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