Sunday, Jun 10, 2018

"You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark."

Michelle McNamara’s book investigating the Golden State Killer is a truly masterful work. The author explains her obsession with this case and her hopes of discovering the identity of the killer. She presents a staggering amount of research and information in such an engaging and organized way, while her clarity of writing and ever-present empathy enhance the reading experience.

forest scene by river

Virgin River

Robyn Carr
Rated by
Traci M.
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017

I am a re-reader. Whether I’m in a reading funk, or waiting for an author’s new release, I would rather pick up a book I’ve read before than take a chance on something new. I don’t know if it’s the comfort of knowing what’s going to happen or the chance to revisit favorite characters that appeals to me, but this habit tends to get me in trouble when I’m trying to weed my book collection.

Eight Hundred Grapes

Eight Hundred Grapes

Laura Dave
Rated by
Rachel N.
Friday, Jul 22, 2016

Georgia Ford runs away from problems in her own life and goes straight to her place of comfort: home. Unfortunately for Georgia, with her parents heading in different directions, her brothers not on speaking terms, and the uncertain future of the family vineyard, life at home is not what she was expecting. Georgia finds that among all her family's issues, she is still unable to escape her own.

Friday, Feb 8, 2013

When a serious injury sends Evie Stryker to Fool’s Gold where her estranged brothers and mother have made their home, Evie finds herself at a crossroads. Evie left Fool’s Gold, and the family where she never seemed to fit in, at the age of 17 to study dance at Julliard and she never looked back. Then Evie was injured and her mother and brothers moved her to Fool’s Gold for her recovery and rehabilitation. Now, as recovered as she is going to be, Evie is chafing at th

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

Sometimes called The Grapes of Wrath for Mexicans seeking refuge in the U.S., this political novel follows two families: Candido and America; and Kyra and Delaney. Candido has been to the U.S.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

If this book is about anything, I surely don’t know what it is. Confined to his home for ten days with a host of his closest friends and family, Max engages in conversations about war, love, family, filmmaking and, well ... everything. They talk about everything when they’re not all sleeping with each other anyway.

Private Life by Jane Smiley

Rated by
Katerina J.
Thursday, Mar 15, 2012

Zorro by Isabelle Allende

Rated by
Kathy B.
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012

Oh, what fun!!! Allende has invented a beginning for the Zorro stories. I remember the TV series and I was totally smitten with the swashbuckling, mysterious avenger. Okay, I was just a kid, but the TV Zorro was a much more convincing character than any other swashbucklers I’d seen—Errol Flynn and Gene Kelly, to name them all. So to learn the family background an