Hello, MostlyFiction readers!
For our latest book reviews posted at MostlyFiction.com go to our HOME PAGE for quick synospis, book cover image, publisher, and reviewer; or, click on the title below to go directly to the review.
TRUDY HOPEDALE by Jeffrey Frank
THE POOLS by Bethan Roberts
THE GLASS OF TIME by Michael Cox
THE MEANING OF NIGHT: A CONFESSION by Michael Cox
CHASING DARKNESS by Robert Crais
CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler
MARS LIFE by Ben Bova >>>>INTERVIEW
TRAFFIC: WHY WE DRIVE THE WAY WE DO by Tom Vanderbilt
WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS? by Kate Atkinson
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson
THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery
AMONG OTHER THINGS, I'VE TAKEN UP SMOKING by Aoibheann Sweeney
BLACK AND WHITE by Dani Shapiro
THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga (2008 Man Booker Winner)
DEAR AMERICAN AIRLINES by Jonathan Miles
SOMEBODY ELSE'S DAUGHTER by Elizabeth Brundage >>>> INTERVIEW
BESIDE A BURNING SEA by John Shors
OXYGEN by Carol Cassella
A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving
MAN IN THE DARK by Paul Auster
EROS by Helmut Krausser
A SUN FOR THE DYING by Jean-Claude Izzo
OOPS! This is a large update. I hadn't realized that it had been so long since the last newsletter!
As you might recall from the late August newsletter, Carl and I cleaned out our apartment and put a couple of pallets worth of "stuff" in storage. We left New Hampshire on September 12th. I have been keeping a travel blog -- so check that out to see where we have been so far.
This is an open ended trip, so I can't tell you when or where we will stop. We just spent one whole week in Tucson and that was a nice chance to rest up. We like it here and will put it on the "list" of possible places. But we still have much more to explore. We are also considering picking up an older RV (i.e. one that meets our limited budget) and turning that into a home. That way we won't have to make up our mind as to where to settle!
Thanks (again) to all the reviewers for their patience. They are producing far more reviews than I am posting -- I hope to try to improve on my end but much is dependent on quality of our Internet connection (tonight it is great) and how much time we allow ourselves in the evening after a day of travel. One thing has improved, however, I am no longer sharing my MacBook with Carl -- he bought his own this week. (I do not share well.)
Please leave comments on the travel blog and let me know that you are out there!
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