Category Archives: gentle reader

Winterfolk – Janel Kolby

At one time, when Rain was a little child, she had a home and a mother.  Then she and her father lived in a car.  Now, they live in a tent in the woods outside of Seattle where they have … Continue reading

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A Time of Love and Tartan: A 44 Scotland Street Novel – Alexander McCall Smith

It was lovely to be back in Edinburgh among the folk of Scotland Street, and to catch up on what has been happening. Let’s see . . . Pat is tempted to get involved with Bruce again, Matthew and Elspeth … Continue reading

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Slider – Pete Hautman

From the publisher: David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he’ll have to do better: he’s going to compete in the Super … Continue reading

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A Distant View of Everything: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (11) – Alexander McCall Smith

Isabel and Jamie have added a new baby, Magnus, to the family, much to four-year-old Charlie’s dislike. “Don’t need a baby”, he firmly announced. But even with a new baby and a disgruntled older brother, Isabel finds time to investigate … Continue reading

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Midnight at the Electric – Jodi Lynn Anderson

Future Earth has been ruined by past generations so a project to create sustainable life on Mars was begun.  Adri has been selected for this next group of colonists.  She lost her parents in a flood and was raised in … Continue reading

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Orphan Island – Laurel Snyder

“Nine on an island, orphans all, Any more, the sky might fall.” An idyllic island is home to nine orphans, each one year apart in age.  Every year, a boat delivers a small child who is about 5 years old.  … Continue reading

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