Book Review: 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

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56 Days is an engrossing and well-constructed murder mystery set in Dublin, Ireland during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a real page-turner, with surprising plot twists throughout. Continue reading

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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A Dog’s Purpose is narrated by a Good Dog who is trying to figure out the meaning of his multiple reincarnations. It’s heartfelt and sweet, and will make you laugh and maybe cry, especially if you’re a dog lover. Continue reading

Book Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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In Cloud Cuckoo Land, author Anthony Doerr weaves a complex and inventive tale about the enduring impact a good story can have throughout the centuries. Strong themes of resilience, hope, and compassion make this novel enjoyable and memorable. Continue reading

Book Review: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

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Project Hail Mary is a fun and imaginative story of an interstellar mission to save the world from a hungry alien life form that is eating the sun’s energy. This is author Andy Weir’s follow up to his highly entertaining book, The Martian, and I have to say I liked it even better than The Martian. Continue reading

Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

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This Tender Land is an epic tale of four orphans who canoe along the Gilead, Minnesota, and Mississippi Rivers, escaping from a dark, abusive place and searching for a home in depression-era America. Continue reading

Book Review: West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

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West with Giraffes is a wonderful novel based on the true story of the cross-country road trip America’s first giraffes took in 1938. It’s also a coming of age story that demonstrates the positive influence caring friends and gentle animals can have on a young man’s life. Continue reading