Staff picks

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler is an impressive, moving debut novel about an unlikely friendship and the life stories shared during a cross-country drive to a funeral.   The two

An apple red as blood...

A poisoned apple, the needle of a spinning wheel, a trail of bread crumbs …

New Year's Resolutions

I’m not a believer in New Year’s resolutions, admittedly because I’ve never accomplished one in my life.

Homemade Gifts and More!

Every year for the holidays I try to include something homemade in my gift repertoire. I’ve made candles, soap and pillows.

The Expats as a First Time Novel is First Rate!

Aimee’s entry about first-time novels leads me to tell about a first-time novel that I enjoyed reading this past summer:  The Expats, a spy thriller by Chris Pavone, who has previousl

An Exciting New Way to Take Classes!

Have you ever wished you could learn something new, but don’t have the time or money to take a class?   Would you like to learn tools to advance your career?   Master a new craf

The Website You Can’t Live Without

If you have ever wondered where a title is in a series, or if an author has written other books, I have a website for you: Fantastic Fiction (

Want to listen to an arresting audio book?

Then listen to The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent., a compelling historical novel that is primarily set in the Andover-Billerica area of Massachusetts in the 1690s.  The narrator

Thought Provoking Summer Reading

In the summer I, like many people, tend to focus on light reading. And, I’m usually pretty good at it.

Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

This was an engrossing read, but it was not what I expected.  With her debut novel Walker has depicted a world uncomfortably familiar to our own.  The book is centered on a young girl and

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