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  • Far From the Maddening Crowd not living alone
    Far From the Maddening Crowd not living alone
    Far from the crowds ignoble strife,Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray,Along the cool sequester’d vale of life,They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. –Thomas Gray Elligy Written in a Country Courtyard.“This spark...
  • All The Light We Cannot See
    Fiction Pulitzer earned by ‘All The Light We Cannot See’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)When the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to Anthony Doerr for “All The Light We Cannot See" (Scribner) your Examiner cringed. He’d had the book on his review list last December but...
  • The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble
    Finding the Love of Family in Unexpected Places
    God promises in Psalm 68:6 He will place the lonely in families, and in The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (Thomas Nelson/April 14, 2015/ISBN: 978-1401690267/$15.99), author Colleen Coble paints a picture for readers of how comfort, acceptance and love...
  • 'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins' by Irvine Welsh
    'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins' by Irvine Welsh
    I will sometimes pick up a book based solely on the title even though I know nothing about the story. This was the case with “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins” by Irvine Welsh. I knew nothing about the novel except that the author, whom...
  • My Razzle Dazzle
    The novel ‘My Razzle Dazzle’ explores a truly gay San Francisco
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)In the current popular mainstream evolution of American society embracing the gay and lesbian world as something that really does exist, few comings out have surfaced as gloriously self-effacing and as...
  • Colleen Coble, author of the Journey of the Heart series
    Coble Pens Series That Comes From a Personal Place
    An interview with Colleen CobleAuthor of the Journey of the Heart seriesColleen Coble’s Journey of the Heart series take readers back to her very first book. Revised to read as a single epic novel, the Journey of the Heart serialization...
  • New York The Novel
    The novel ‘New York’ well-written history as fiction
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Examiner read the Detroit Free Press review of “New York The Novel” (Ballantine Books) by Edward Rutherfurd, an 860-page fictional tour of the history of a great city only after completing a...
  • Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock
    Blackstock's New Thriller Filled With Twists, Turns and a Lot of Heart
    It’s difficult enough to live with the consequences of your own decisions, but what do you do when those choices endanger the ones you love? In Twisted Innocence (Zondervan/ February 3, 2015/ISBN: 978-0310332367/ $15.99) beloved suspense...
  • A Memory of Violets
    A Memory of Violets
    The author of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home has once again created an unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the...
  • Top 7 books adapted into Oscar nominated films this year
    Top 7 books adapted into Oscar nominated films this year
    The Academy Awards air on ABC this Sunday, February 22. There is still time to pick up some of the exceptional books on which many of this year’s nominated films are based. Fiction and nonfiction always provide great movie source material....
  • The Grown Ups
    The Grown Ups
    Sam Turner’s fifteenth summer is a revelation. He receives the flirtatious attention of the girl next door, Suzie Epstein, and his mother abandons their family without explanation. His older brother Michael (a serious, studious freshman in...
  • Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock
    Terri Blackstock Asks: Where Do You Turn When Your Past Catches Up to You?
    It’s difficult enough sometimes to live with the consequences of your own decisions, but what do you do when the ripples caused by your choices begin to endanger the ones you love? In Twisted Innocence (Zondervan/February 3, 2015/ISBN: 978...
  • "Storm in a Teacup" by Emmie Mears
    Author Emmie Mears launches a brand new series with her latest book
    The riveting thriller “Storm in a Teacup” by Emmie Mears, author of “Shrike: The Masked Songbird,” is the first in a brand new series with demon slayer Ayala Storme keeping the world safe from nasty creatures of the night...
  • A Fine Summer's Day
    A Fine Summer's Day
    New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd takes readers into Scotland Yard detective Ian Rutledge’s past—to his perplexing final case before the outbreak of World War I.On a fine summer’s day in June, 1914, Ian Rutledge pays...
  • Wayfaring Stranger
    James Lee Burke’s ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ sprawling thriller
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas...
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