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what i read in november:
A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert - I thought this piece of fiction based on journals was quite well done. I do not recall feeling like she was taking too much liberty with Rose and Laura's relationship, and I finished feeling like I had a much more 3-D view of Laura's character.
Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott - This is truly just a "handbook". I think it would make a really great audio book because I know Anne Lamott reads it. It's a perfect gift for someone that has had a loss this year.
Things We Set on Fire by Deborah Reed - It was only so-so. I did not think the ending was befitting the rest of the novel.
Sycamore Row by John Grisham - Again, the ending was one of those neat little bows we like to put on a gift to our readers. Bah, Humbug! I never felt like Jake became flesh. Very flattish character. I wanted to know more about his little family.
End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James Swanson - This was well done. I really liked how the author jumped back and forth between the Kennedy camp and Oswald's days to draw out the similarities and differences between the two men. If you have read a lot of Kennedy books, this one may not give you too much new information.
and one in december:
Read my review Here
This is one of my best reads in a while.
what i am reading:
This has been a very fast read so far. Complete Southern fiction and I'm loving it so far. The character of Shandi has been fun to read.
what i will read next:
I've got the bug to read all of her work!