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Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, the warmth of her friends close by … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teaser Thursday: Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber

This week’s teaser comes from Barbara Stuber’s William C. Morris award finalist title, Crossing the Tracks, which is set in rural Missouri in the late 1920s. He walks a few … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Juliet by Anne Fortier

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Teaser Thursday (14): Monk’s Hood: A Medieval Novel of Suspense by Ellis Peters

Today’s teaser comes from the third book in the ever fabulous Brother Cadfael series. Brother Cadfael’s mind jerked him back from incipient slumber to recognise and remember the song, beautiful … Continue reading

April 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon – when she walks through a … Continue reading

March 16, 2010 · 2 Comments

Teaser Thursday (11): The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Ah, The Fiery Cross, probably my least favorite of the otherwise fantastic Outlander series. The plot drags quite a bit at times, especially at the beginning when readers must slog through … Continue reading

March 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Teaser Thursday (5): The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

Yes, I know once again that this is not Thursday, but due to some unforeseen family drama, I decided I’d rather take a bubble bath than get on the computer … Continue reading

January 8, 2010 · 4 Comments