Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Published 4/26/2010 at 3:30 p.m. 0 comments
Shadow is doing three years in prison, and he is passing the days working out and teaching himself coin tricks. He’s nearing the end of his sentence and is counting down the days until he’s reunited with his wife. He ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
Published 4/19/2010 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
“Into the Wild” tells the true story of Christopher McCandless, a young man from an upper-middle class family who gave the $25,000 in his savings account to a charity, abandoned his car in the desert along with most of his ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Published 4/8/2010 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments
Twelve-year-old Alice Winston is trying to figure life out. Her older sister has taken off with a rodeo cowboy. Her father is struggling to keep their Colorado horse ranch from dying, and her mother rarely gets out of bed. Being ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
Published 3/29/2010 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelly Armstrong is an exciting series of paranormal books about werewolves, witches, vampires and the like. Book One in the series is “Bitten.” The story centers on one of the main characters in ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Last Child by John Hart
Published 3/22/2010 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
Johnny Merrimon hasn’t had it easy lately. When his twin sister, Alyssa, was kidnapped walking home from the library, his whole world fell apart. His mother lost touch with reality, and his father, unable to deal with his grief, left ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Published 3/15/2010 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments
As “The House at Riverton” opens, we meet Grace, a 98 year old living in a nursing home. A young American filmmaker comes to visit Grace and asks for her first-hand account of the controversial events that took place at ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Published 3/1/2010 at 10:12 a.m. 0 comments
As “The Blind Assassin” opens, young Laura Chase drives her car off a bridge killing herself. Her sister, Iris, gets the call of her accident. As Iris recounts the story, she seems cold and removed from her sister’s death. From ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
Published 2/22/2010 at 10:10 a.m. 0 comments
Loving Frank is an historical fiction novel about Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress, Mamah. Since I knew little of the relationship between the famed architect and his mistress, this was a stunning, moving story for me. In early 1900s ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Published 2/15/2010 at 11:49 a.m. 0 comments
In honor of Black History Month, I thought I’d review “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. I have mixed feelings about this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. Let me explain. I ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Deception Point by Dan Brown
Published 2/1/2010 at 10:39 a.m. 0 comments
Author Dan Brown is probably best known for his books “Angels and Demons” and “The DaVinci Code.” He’s also written some lesser known books like “Deception Point” that deserve just as much praise but rarely get it. NASA has recently ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Published 1/19/2010 at 11:16 a.m. 1 comment
Jacob Jankowski is 90. Or 93. One or the other, as he puts it. We meet Jacob as a cranky old man living in a nursing home watching the days pass by. He spends his days annoyed at the nurses, ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
Published 1/4/2010 at 4:58 p.m. 0 comments
“The Dogs of Babel” seems, at first, to be a crazy story about a man trying to teach his dog to speak. This story is so much more than that. Paul Iverson is grief stricken when his wife, Lexy, falls ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Published 12/21/2009 at 1:01 p.m. 0 comments
“The Historian” is a thrilling, gothic, historical, mystery novel. There are so many different parts to it that I’m not sure exactly how to classify it. The story begins in 1972. A 16-year-old American girl living in Amsterdam finds a ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Published 11/30/2009 at 10:37 a.m. 0 comments
I don’t know that I would have ever picked up “A Thousand Splendid Suns” if someone hadn’t raved about it and said that I had to read it. I’m so glad that they did. The story covers 30-something years of ...
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Published 11/25/2009 at 2:01 p.m. 0 comments
“House of Sand and Fog” was one of those books that moved me to my core. Kathy Nicolo is down on her luck. She’s estranged from her husband, alone and broke. Massoud Amir Behrani isn’t having the best of times ...