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Idaho or NYC…Your Choice

If you ever feel the need to cool off and cannot get away, Killer View (2008) by Ridley Pearson might be just your ticket. This suspense novel is set in Sun Valley, Idaho during the dead of winter.  One week in the life of Walt Fleming, sheriff of Blaine County, is covered in this action…

Appalachian Reads

Hillbilly Elegy (2016) by J.D. Vance is a title you may recall hearing or reading about around the time of the 2016 contentious presidential election.  The talking heads on every radio and TV news show certainly went on and on about what Vance put forth in his “Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”. …

Florida Roadtrip!

Have a trip to the shore planned?  How about a flight?  Or, maybe just a weekend all to yourself?  You might want to pick up Beach Town (2015) by Mary Kay Andrews. It opens with Greer Hennessy, location scout, searching for palm trees on her drive through the Florida Panhandle.  All she has seen is…

Long Way From Home

If you have seen the movie Lion, then you have met young Saroo Brierley.  The movie version was taken from Saroo’s memoir A Long Way Home (2013).  It is Saroo’s story as a 5-year-old and his journey from India to Australia and his eventual return to India as an adult 25 years later. The Prologue…

Let The Beach Reads Begin

If the name Britt-Marie rings a bell, it may be because you have read Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry where this gentle, interesting character briefly appeared. Based on that brief introduction to Britt-Marie I didn’t think I would her all that likeable.  Was I ever wrong!  So glad I did…

Plants and Computers

Spoiler Alert:  The subjects of the following book reviews, one fiction, one nonfiction, may not be your thing.  Math and Science.  Not mine either!  But, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) are a major part of our culture so I thought it best to jump on board and see what all the chatter is about The…

From Iowa To Paris

Fact:  Between 7-8,000 items can found on the shelves of Tanglewood’s library for our resident’s reading pleasure. Fact:  Each and every item on those shelves has been donated. Based on those facts I think it is safe to assume Tanglewood residents spend time in bookstores.  A special thank you for those donations!   For all of…

Real Places, Real People

Colors! Shutters painted bright hues of yellow and green.  The pinks, golds and oranges of sunsets.  The varying colors of the sea…from dove gray to green to indigo blue.  The reds of the flamboyant trees, silver of the oleander and purples of the bougainvillea.  The white-hot sun.  And, haint blue cannot be left out of…

Dramas, Both Legal And Family

Friendships since grade school, toss in a bit of football, a little romance and old secrets revealed.  Tumbleweeds (2012) by author Leila Meacham put that all together and what you have is a pretty good read for a sunny, warm beach or in front of a toasty fireplace.  1979 was barely 24 hours old when…