I must thank those who do these reviews. It was a godsend checking the book club reviews and finding something for hubby to bring home from the library!
These are some of the books I read!
I saw the movie on TV before I read the book. It wasn't so bad to do so, which is unusual!
I liked both, but preferred the novel. I like creating the story in my mind. It was a good read.
|reviewed by: Patricia Abbott|
The detective's case involves another single mother and her horrific past.This was an interesting storyline although the author relied way too heavily on a red herring. The second storyline didn't come together until the end and the motivations were not all that persuasive. It was hard to believe a woman as reasonable and rational as this detective would deprive her children of any mention of their father or his family.
Loved The Goldfinch...
A little Salinger, a little Updike. A hefty dose of Dickens. But mostly, Donna Tartt—this is the only book of hers I've read (she's written three novels, one a decade) and she's high in my pantheon now.It's gotten good reviews from several of my blog book club cohort.
Jan 8, 2014 ... The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt opens, literally, with a bang. A bomb explodes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York killing Theo's ...
Then there is this author!
|This was a fabulous book.|
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
This was an excellent book, based on the lifestyle of amazing women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. It is a very hard life.
The author spent years doing interviews and research. I learned a lot from this fictionalized, yet truly biographical story.
This book, I sent back to the library. I didn't really like it!