Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Sad, sweet, funny, and moving. Depth walks lightly and whispers.

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Witches of East End

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Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz

Massive logic gaps and irrational characters. This cauldron’s a crock.

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The Girls – Sappho Goes to Hollywood

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The Girls – Sappho Goes to Hollywood by Diana McLellan

Hearsay and history. Garbo-Dietrich feud, lesbianism, communism and cruel lovers.

 

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The Invention of Wings (must read)

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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Three courageous women, enslaved in different ways. Deeply, beautifully moving.

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Slave story quilt by Harriet Powers. There are other examples easily found on the web, as well as photos of many of the book’s historical figures. Wait until you’ve finished to find out who was real and who wasn’t.

 

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Takedown Twenty

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Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich

Fan-pleasing formula still delivers surprises and laughs. Lula steals show.

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