Saturday, October 31, 2015
He meets an old man who tells him to follow his personal legacy and he will find his treasure. So, Santiago, referred to as "the boy" leaves Spain to find his personal legacy.
Lovely little book.
In typical Evanovich fashion, there is a zany cast of supporting characters who appear in all the Fox & O'Hare books. These are fun mind candy and I was not disappointed. The book ended with a cliff hanger so I'm looking forward to book #5.
I am not a usual reader of short stories and the Kinsey stories were not as good as a full-length novel because she just kept figuring stuff out lickety split. Boom! Solved. I think the Kit Blue stories must have been very cathartic for Ms. Grafton, but they were dark and difficult to listen to.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Her father, Henry Whittaker, was a self-made millionaire who was born to a poor family in England. The novel goes from Pennsylvania to England to Peru, to Tahiti to Holland and spans the lifetimes of Alma and Henry.
I wouldn't call it a fast paced novel, but it was engrossing and intelligent and I'm happy I read it.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
J. Mark Powell was born in St. Joseph and moved to Trenton when he was five years old. He's been a journalist and is now director of communications for the South Carolina attorney general. He also writes a good story!
Powell knows his way around a political campaign and it shows. This story is set mostly in Iowa, during a presidential primary campaign. Glenn Tupper is a small business owner and family man who happens to meet a presidential candidate because of a broken down car. That chance meeting changes both of their lives - and the presidential race.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The book is set on Scribbly Gum Island, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. Over 70 years ago a two-week old baby was found in a deserted house by two teenage sisters. The parents, Alice and Jack Munro, had simply disappeared. Those two sisters turned the Munro Baby Mystery into a lucrative tourist business. The baby, they named Enigma, is now a grandmother and they all still live on the island, along with extended family.
There are many things happening in the book. We have aging, postpartum depression, biological clocks, nut allergies, body image issues, discovering oneself. . . . The characters weren't as dynamic as in some of Ms. Moriarty's other books but as I said, all worth it because of the fun new phrase I learned.