Category Archives: Fiction

“Daughter of Moloka’I” by Alan Brennert

A tiny baby, ripped from her parents who are lepers, is brought to an orphanage near Honolulu. While the child is not a leper, her bi-racial heritage, Hawaiian and Japanese, prevent her from being chosen for adoption. The story of … Continue reading

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“The Wanted” by Robert Crais

A private investigator is contacted by the mother of a 17-year-old boy after she finds a Rolex watch in his room. His investigation becomes entangled with murder and serial robbery. I thought this was a better than average mystery, the … Continue reading

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“The Excellent Lombards” by Jane Hamilton

This is a charming story of the lives of two mid-west farming families from the late 1980’s to the early 2000’s. Each chapter details another story in the coming of age lives of the 4 children. I enjoyed the book … Continue reading

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“The Life of Elves” by Muriel Barbery

This is the story of 2 girls, one half human half elf, the other an elf, who are the key to saving both humankind and the elvin world from those that wish to destroy them. The author describes the worlds … Continue reading

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“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris

This novel is based on a true story of a man sent to Auschwitz who becomes the individual responsible for tattooing his fellow prisoners. It is a story of love and survival amidst man’s inhumanity towards his fellow man. Truly … Continue reading

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“Changeling” by Roger Zelazny

After a powerful wizard destroys an evil ruler, he chooses to spare the life of the ruler’s infant son by bringing the baby to a parallel world. In return, he must bring an infant from the other world back so … Continue reading

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“Purity” by Jonathan Franzen

This rather lengthy story revolves around Pip Tyler, a young woman in her 20s, whose search for the identity of her father leads to the unfolding of several people’s lives. The author goes into excruciating detail how her parents’ lives … Continue reading

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“Dear Committee Members” by Julie Schumacher

Boring. Evaluation: 2 out of 5

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“Past Tense” by Lee Child

Former MP Jack Reacher travels to New Hampshire to explore his deceased father’s roots. He becomes embroiled in a deadly game of hunter’s who hunt people. The story was definitely scary at times. It was well paced and exciting. Evaluation: … Continue reading

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“Liar Liar” by James Patterson and Candice Fox

This is the third book with protagonist Aussie detective Harriet Blue. They are best appreciated if read in order. Blue continues her search for the serial killer Regan Banks who is responsible for her brother’s death. Action packed, fast paced … Continue reading

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