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The Truth About Luck by Iain Reid

The subtitle is “What I learned on my road trip with Grandma” and that is exactly what the book is about: the book is even dedicated to Grandma. No surprises here. See Iain and his Grandma here where they discuss the book briefly.

The epigraph supports what Iain and his Grandma think about their experience of […]

Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani

I read this book around the time of its publication in 2007 but I recently came across a reference to it in something else I was reading and was inspired to reread it. It turned out to be a delightful and rewarding experience as rereads often do. It will join the growing list of fiction […]

Galore by Michael Crummey


The invincible power that has moved the world             is unrequited, not happy, love. GABRIEL GARCIA MÁRQUEZ

I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea.                                         […]

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

“I was used to people looking at her. It had happened often in Pátzcuaro. Maribel had the kind of beauty that reduced people to simpletons. Once upon a time grown men would break into smiles as she walked past. The boys in her school would come to the house, shoving each other awkwardly when I […]

No Known Grave by Maureen Jennings

No Known Grave is part of  the series,  The Detective Tom Tyler Mysteries. The two previous titles are Season of Darkness and Beware This Boy.  Maureen Jennings is also the author of the well-known Detective Murdoch Mysteries the first of which was published in 1997. In 2007 three of the latter were made into movies […]