Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I read this for a book club and it is a great choice for a book club because of the “what would you do?” discussion that comes out of it. Cecilia happens to find a sealed letter from her husband … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The wonderful novelist, Barbara Kingsolver and her family lived almost exclusively on locally grown food for a year. Most of that food was grown *very* locally, ie their own garden. This is the book they wrote about it. They moved … Continue reading

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Making History by Stephen Fry

I like a bit of time travel, and I like a bit of history, and I like a bit of comedy, so this book ticks a few boxes for me. This is the story of a history postgraduate student who … Continue reading

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After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey

I seem to be reading a lot of disappointing memoirs recently. This is the story of a man whose dad died when he was eight years old. His dad was thirty-five years old when he died suddenly away from the … Continue reading

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