Review – The Doctor’s Wife

  The Doctor’s Wife by Elizabeth Brundage is is an intriguing story, though I felt brutalized by the reading of it. It is a tangled web of emotions and relationships from which none of the characters will come out whole. The author wants the reader to sympathize with women who feel they must resort to … Continue reading Review – The Doctor’s Wife

Review: All the Light We Cannot See

I went into this story, by Anthony Doerr, not knowing what to expect; perhaps a love story between the German boy and the blind girl; perhaps a fantasy about the magic or curse coming from the diamond; perhaps a lesson about greed, or violence, or duty. As it turns out, all of those were small … Continue reading Review: All the Light We Cannot See

Review: The Good Girl

  This book by Mary Kubica is an engrossing story of a kidnap victim suffering from amnesia and Stockholm Syndrome. The author writes in short chapters, changing points of view for each. The timeline also switches from before and after as if addressing questions only as they come up. That should create a confusing mishmash, but … Continue reading Review: The Good Girl

Review: Dust of Danakil

A Thrilling Adventure  This true story, woven from Ian Mathie's daily journals while working in Africa, kept me turning the pages. The book showed me another world and took me out of my comfortable, Midwestern life. The memoir tells of the young  man's time in the desert of Ethiopia during the 1970’s drought. The British government … Continue reading Review: Dust of Danakil

Review: A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach

Loreen Niewenhuis hiked 1,019 miles around Lake Michigan as a gift to herself. I understand that. Getting Personal with Lake Michigan Like an interesting guided tour, the author gives a combination of geographic and ecological facts, historical tidbits, and personal commentary. She is in love with Lake Michigan. The beauty and wonder of the vast … Continue reading Review: A 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach