Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rose Under Fire – Elizabeth Wein

Humanity is stripped to the basic levels of good and evil in this brilliant historical fiction novel that relates the horrors of Ravensbruck – a Nazi concentration camp. During WWII, women pilots flew fighting planes to airfields.  The intent was … Continue reading

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A Fatal Likeness: A Novel – Lynn Shephard

The aging Charles Maddox, once a renowned detective, still breathes, still lives, but has left all awareness behind, perhaps never to regain it, and the younger Charles Maddox has taken up residence in the house to be near his uncle.  … Continue reading

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A Really Awesome Mess – Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin

Emmy and Justin don’t really belong at this place.  Heartland, a boarding-school/rehab/therapy establishment for troubled youth, is for people who are much worse off than them.  Emmy is admitted for anorexia and anger issues, but really she was just trying … Continue reading

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Falcon in the Glass – Susan Fletcher

The author of one of my favorite books, Shadow Spinner, has once again put her thorough research into story.  Falcon in the Glass details the art of glass blowing and explores the history of Venetian glassmaking and the deadly undertakings … Continue reading

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