Hello MostlyFiction readers!

Here is a list of the reviews posted on MostlyFiction.com in the six weeks. Click on the title below to go directly to each review.

Reviews for book released in July 2009:

RAVENS by George Dawes Green (review by Jana L. Perskie)

THE BLUE NOTEBOOK by James A. Levine (review by Jana L. Perskie)

I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE by Julia Glass (review by Kirstin Merrihew)

A SHORT HISTORY OF WOMEN by Kate Walbert (review by Mary Whipple)

BURY ME DEEP by Megan Abbott (blog article by Guy Savage plus INTERVIEW)


Reviews for book released in June 2009:

KILLER SUMMER by Ridley Pearson (review by Kirstin Merrihew)

A PLAGUE OF SECRETS by John Lescroart (review by Eleanor Bukowsky)

THE SISTER by Poppy Adams (review by Lori Lamothe)

RENEGADE: THE MAKING OF A PRESIDENT by Richard Wolffe (review by Jana L. Perskie)

EAST OF THE SUN by Julia Gregson (review by Jana L. Perskie)

MIND'S EYE by Hakan Nessar (review by Eleanor Bukowsky)

THE ANGEL'S GAME by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (review by Jana L. Perskie)

BEIJING COMA by Ma Jian (review by Kirstin Merrihew)


Reviews for book released in May 2009:

THE SELECTED WORKS FOR T.S. SPIVET by Reif Larson (review by Poornima Apte)

THE PIG COMES TO DINNER by Joseph Caldwell (review by Mike Frechette)

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANCIENT ROME by Alberto Angela (review by Kirstin Merrihew)

CENSORING AN IRANIAN LOVE STORY by Shahriar Mananipour (review by Mary Whipple)

THE LATE LAMENTED MOLLY MARX by Sally Koslow (review by Jana L. Perskie)

THE DOWNHILL LIE by Carl Hiaasen (review by Mary Whipple)

PYGMY by Chuck Palahniuk (review by Mike Frechette)

GONE TOMORROW by Lee Child (review by Eleanor Bukowsky)


Reviews for books released in April 2009:

YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER by Margaret Leroy (review by Judi Clark)

TRIPLE CROSS by Mark T. Sullivan (review by Chuck Barksdale)


Reviews for books released in  January - March 2009:

WATER DOGS by Lewis Robinson (review by Sudheer Apte)

THE ROSE VARIATIONS by Marisha Chamberlain (review by Terez Rose)

THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett (review by Eleanor Bukowsky)

KRAPP'S LAST CASSETTE by Anne Argula (review by  Guy Savage)

THE TEMPORAL VOID by Peter F. Hamilton (review by Ann Wilkes)

BAD COP by Paul Bacon (review by Dean Murphy)

SHADOW AND LIGHT by Jonathan Rabb (review by Jana L. Perskie)

THE CUTIE by Donald E. Westlake (review by Jana L. Perskie)


Reviews for books released in 2008:

2666 by Roberto Bolano (review by Doug Bruns)


I'm liking the new MostlyFiction format.  It's so easy to do updates.  Can you believe that since the last newsletter, Carl and I drove up to the Black Hills of South Dakota and back down to Quartzsite, Arizona. Then a week later I flew back to New Hampshire for an exceptional (but rainy) ten day with my family (I miss you all, I do, I do) and then after about four days of 108 to 110 degrees days, we drove our motor home to Tucson, AZ.  We've been here a week or so already. I'm in love with this place. We are back to civilization for a bit... but everyone else has left town.  Traffic is light and this resort where we are staying is almost empty.  Means we have the pool almost to ourselves.
Though this week is hot (105 at the high, it is 10 degrees cooler than Quartzsite. That 10 degrees makes a big difference.  Plus the evenings cool down to high 80s, again ten degrees less than Quartzsite. Means we only need to run the air conditioner for 6-8 hours a day.  It is monsoon season so each evening we experience a lightening storm and thunder and a few rain drops.  One afternoon it rained so hard, it hailed. Very cool.
In all this moving around I have missed very few days updating the site.  So, see I like this new format.
Can I ask a favor?  Can you please leave at least one comment somewhere on the Mostlyfiction site?  I am going to try allowing commenting without first having a login and see if this makes the process easier.  If I have to bribe you to get comments, I will!   I plan to arrange book give-aways with minimum entry will be a blog comment.. so stay tuned for this announcement.  All comments will count as entries, no matter the date.  
So start commenting now!  If you too have read a book that we've reviewed, let us know what you think.  If a book review has moved you to read the book, tell us this.  If you just like the way a reviewer wrote a review, again say it.  If you have a good STAYCATION book idea... by all means, share it.  Can't wait to see what you have to say!
Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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