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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Book Club Books / Carol / Fiction / Friday Afternoon / Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Much of history can be learned through well-written and well-researched fiction. I sometimes prefer it if the subject is disturbing or painful because it lends the information some distance not available in non-fiction. Maybe this is avoidance initially, but it has often given me the opportunity to explore a topic before moving on to further … Continue reading

Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen
John / Mystery / Suspense/Thriller

Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen’s Last to Die finds Boston Police detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles helping three children who have been severely damaged by violent crime. The three children—Teddy Clock, Will Yablonski and Claire Ward—all end up at a special boarding school called Evensong, which Isles’ unofficial son Julian is also attending. It should … Continue reading

Award Winning / Carol / Historical Fiction / Mystery

A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

This second entry in Gentill’s Rowland Sinclair mystery series fulfilled my fervent wish after reading the first: let the next book be as good! So it has and so am I happy. A Decline in Prophets finds Rowly and his Bohemian coterie of sculptress Edna Higgins, poet Milton Isaacs, and artist Clyde Watson aboard the … Continue reading