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Review of “Fade to Black” by David Rosenfelt

This book is the second in a series featuring New Jersey Homicide Detective Doug Brock. I was initiated into the series by the third installment, Black and Blue, but going backwards in the series didn’t make any difference in my … Continue reading

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Review of “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith” by Timothy Egan

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Timothy Egan is an award winning op-ed writer for “The New York Times.” He was raised a Catholic, but like many others born into the faith, he had serious doubts about the … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “How to Read a Book” by Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander, the recipient of many awards and honors and the author of 32 books, many of which have also won awards, wrote the poem that forms the narrative of this book. It is a testament to the joy and … Continue reading

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Review of “A Thread of Grace” by Mary Doria Russell

We think of our fiction collection as divided in two sections. One is smaller and this is the TBR, or To Be Read part – those are books we have acquired but have not picked up to read for various … Continue reading

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Review of “Alone in the Wild” by Kelley Armstrong

Note: Slight spoilers for previous books in this series. This is the fifth installment of the series that so far includes City of the Lost, A Darkness Absolute, This Fallen Prey, and Watcher in the Woods. Background: Casey Duncan is … Continue reading

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