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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
"The cover does not do the story justice. This book is absolutely hysterical with ridiculous situations that will leave you laughing out loud. A feel good read that covers the wild meetings between an Italian family and Southern family. Both sides have a great love for God even if the denominations are a little different. A clean book that will encourage anyone struggling with hope."


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
"This book is a twisty "whodunit" thriller. A weekend retreat at a cozy mountain lodge is supposed to be the perfect getaway, but when the ice storm hits, no one is getting away. This book caught my attention with its twist and turns--who I thought was the killer, turned out not to be. A great read!"


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
"Touched by the Sun (2019) is a memoir written by Carly Simon recalling her friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The women became acquainted on Martha's Vineyard where they both had homes. This book provides some surprising insights into the personal lives of both famous women. For instance, the prolonged anguish of Mrs. Onassis' witnessing the assassination of her first husband, President John F. Kennedy. The despair Carly Simon felt for her failed marriage to James Taylor. All of these events, and more, both women shared with each other and provided a bond between them. Because Ms. Simon knew Mrs. Onassis in the last years of her life, there are details of her illness and death which are related as well. However, there are many happy times shared in this memoir, which reads more like gossip about the "rich and famous" ; i.e. any two girlfriends going to parties, movies and lunch together too. If the reader has any interest in either one of these women, you will not be disappointed. Ms. Simon is a fine writer. I recommend this book."


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
"Machines Like Me is written by Ian McEwan, known for Atonement, Nutshell, The Children Act, and many others. Taking place in a technologically advanced alternate 1982 London, Charlie purchases a state of the art artificial human, named Adam. Charlie's partner, Miranda, and him design Adam's personality traits and thereby have a unique bond with him. Over time, they become close with Adam, and a love triangle emerges. Machines Like Me investigates what it means to be human, both in the face of convincing artificial intelligence, and how it applies to interpersonal relationships. 

While Machines Like Me contains aspects that are commonly occurring in science fiction, it reads like literary fiction because it is more character-focused. I'd recommend this to fans of Ian McEwan's other works, as well as fans of Ted Chiang, Jeff VanderMeer, and Louise Erdrich."