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#515 ~ Murder As A Fine Art

Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell Published by: Mulholland Books Published on: May 7, 2013 Page Count: 368 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: eGalley provided by the publisher for consideration Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook Bloggers Recommendation: I recommended this title in the May edition of the Bloggers Recommend newsletter. Summary from the […]

#366 ~ Sister

Sister by Rosamund Lupton Published by: Crown Publishers Published on: June 2011 Page Count: 318 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover purchased from Fountain Bookstore Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook and Audiobook My Review Beatrice was born in England, but moved to New York City as an adult. She is living with Todd, her fiance, when […]

#343 ~ Pigeon English

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Published on: July 2011 Page Count: 288 Genre: Literary Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher for review Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook My Review Harrison Opuku, a 7-year student, lives in a London housing tower with his mother and his older […]

#314 ~ The Postmistress

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake Published by: Amy Einhorn Books Published on: February 2010 Page Count: 318 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Hardcover purchased from Powells. Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook Giveaway: Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of The Postmistress. (US/Canada only) Today it is my great […]

#209 ~ The Brother’s Boswell

The Brothers Boswell by Philip Baruth Samuel Johnson and James Boswell are well known literary figures and friends.  James Boswelll’s brother John is less widely known.  It was the combination of a novel about two authors I didn’t know very well combined with an unstable, hidden brother that intrigued me immediately when I was offered […]

#204 ~ The Devil’s Company

The Devil’s Company by David Liss The Devil’s Company is the third in David Liss’ Benjamin Weaver series.  Weaver is a thief-take and former boxer of some repute in 18th century London.  In this installment, which was my first, we find Weaver at a loss when he discovers himself in a great deal of debt […]

#201 ~ Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger Before I begin… I do not include spoilers in my reviews as a general rule.  I don’t say anything in this review that in and of itself is a spoiler, but I do touch on common themes between Her Fearful Symmetry and The Time Traveler’s Wife that might tell […]

#192 ~ Remarkable Creatures ~ Review & ARC Giveaway

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier Elizabeth, along with her sisters Louise and Margaret, as unmarried daughters of the Philpot family, must relocate from London when their only brother becomes engaged.  This was not spoken of upfront, but implied as they were offered the opportunity to spend the summer looking at different seaside communities.  They would […]

#176 ~ 84, Charing Cross Road

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff 84, Charing Cross Road has to be one of the most charming books I’ve read in a long time.  It also showed me how I assume almost everything I read is fiction.  It took me about a quarter of the book to think: “The American has the same […]

#168 ~ The Firemaster’s Mistress

The Firemaster’s Mistress by Christie Dickason Kate Peach, a young woman who was orphaned by the plague, has been forced to serve as Hugh Traynor’s kept woman and servant-girl in London to gain his protection so that she can use her glove making skills to make an income without being part of the guild.  Prior […]