Monthly Archives: February 2015

“In a vertigo of silence” by Miriam Polli

Just like a person’s memories are ‘snatches of time’ not in chronological order, so too is “In a vertigo of silence”.  Written as the collective memory of a family, the novel moves back and forth in time to reveal snatches … Continue reading

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“The Skeleton Road” by Val McDermid – Book Review

Much, much more than a mere police procedural “The Skeleton Road” is actually three simultaneous narratives.  Didactic in nature, the novel is meticulously researched and enlightens the reader in an entertaining way. When an eight-year old skeleton is found atop … Continue reading

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“Gracelin O’Malley” by Ann Moore

We live in a time of affluence and plenty.  That fact was never more at the forefront of my mind than when I was reading “Gracelin O’Malley“by Ann Moore. Set during the horrific years of the Irish Potato Famine in … Continue reading

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