Category Archives: Literary fiction

Teaser Tuesday – November 22, 2022 #NewBook #AQuietLife @JoellaWriting #TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog @ScribnerBooks

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received from Scribner/Simon & Schuster via Edelweiss and I’ll be reading … Continue reading

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“Foster” a novella by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“Foster” was made into a film called “The Quiet Girl” and stars young Irish actress Catherine Clinch.  I would love to see it. This beautifully written novella evoked empathy in the reader. You just wanted to hug the protagonist and … Continue reading

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“Life, Slightly” by Nigel Cooper – Book Review

Jackie – is a good listener. She listens to those who are damaged by what life has thrown at them. She wants to be needed. But what happens when someone listens to her? Gavin – Conflicted about his sexual preference, … Continue reading

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“The Winners” by Fredrik Backman – Book Review

“It is often said that history is written by the winners, but there are no winners here.” In 2018 I read “Beartown“. It was phenomenal. Then later that same year I read “Us Against You“, and that actually managed to … Continue reading

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“Loving The Dead And Gone” by Judith Turner-Yamamoto – Book Review

“Loving the dead and gone was the sweetest love of all… the only thing that never changed, never got old and sour.” 1963  Donald Ray Spencer – dead at age nineteen leaving behind a seventeen year old widow, Darlene. Darlene … Continue reading

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“The Barra Boy” by Iain Kelly – Book Review

Ewan Fraser, a London solicitor, is a lifelong bachelor in his fifties. One day, on his way to work he spies a familiar face at the station which prompts him to make an uncharacteristically spontaneous decision. He will return to … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday – August 16, 2022 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #LovingTheDeadAndGone @RegalHouse1 #TuesdayBookBlog

My Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the titles from my own TBR. This book is a title I received directly from Regal House Publishing via NetGalley and it is … Continue reading

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“A Tidy Ending” by Joanna Cannon – Book Review

“There are always two ways to interpret everything in life. All you need to do is pick the version that suits you better.” “… whenever you try to run away from your problems, your problems join you for the ride, … Continue reading

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“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin – Book Review

“True collaborators in this life are rare.” I chose this book on the author’s name alone because I loved her novel “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry“. This one was completely different in every way but I loved it just … Continue reading

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“The Midcoast” by Adam White – Book Review

“If you’re happy all the time, you don’t appreciate anything. You have to have contrast, to have low moments to bring out the high moments in relief.” “When your head is down, and you’re trying to outrun your past, your … Continue reading

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