Oh William!

by: Elizabeth Strout Goodreads description: Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are.  So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when […]

Such a Quiet Place

by: Megan Miranda Goodreads description: Hollow’s Edge used to be a quiet place. A private and idyllic neighborhood where neighbors dropped in on neighbors, celebrated graduation and holiday parties together, and looked out for one another. But then came the murder of Brandon and Fiona Truett. A year and a half later, Hollow’s Edge is […]

February Tidbit 2022

It is Girl Scout Cookie season! Click on the link if you want to purchase from my daughter- Just kidding! She’s too old. Have you ever wondered where the Somoa cookie went? Or why the names are different depending on what region you live in? Click on this Buzz feed article to get the 411 […]

Crossroads

by: Jonathan Franzen Goodreads description: It’s December 23, 1971, and heavy weather is forecast for Chicago. Russ Hildebrandt, the associate pastor of a liberal suburban church, is on the brink of breaking free of a marriage he finds joyless–unless his wife, Marion, who has her own secret life, beats him to it. Their eldest child, […]

The Lincoln Highway

By: Amor Towles Goodreads description: In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick […]

These Precious Days

By: Ann Patchett Goodreads description: “Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann Patchett knows what the outcome of her fiction will be. Life, however, often takes turns we do not see coming. Patchett ponders this truth in these wise essays that afford a fresh and intimate look into her mind and […]