Tag Archives: Literary fiction

“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 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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“Animal Person” by Alexander MacLeod – Book Review

Contents: 1) Lagomorph – A long marriage disintegrates through apathy, meanwhile an elderly albino rabbit named Gunther gives the couple a common interest. 2) The Dead Want – A young man travels far to attend the funeral of his first … Continue reading

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“Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan – Book Review

“If you want to get on in life, there’s things you have to ignore, so you can keep on.”This story tells of a Catholic businessman who shows his moral integrity with an act of compassion that took great courage. Bill … Continue reading

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“Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens – Book Review

“abandoned, hungry and cold” North Carolina 1952 – We meet little six-year-old Kya Clark on the day her mother walks out of their marsh ‘shack’ for the last time. Covered in bruises, Kya’s mother has left her drunken, abusive husband … Continue reading

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Fictionophile’s top 16 titles of 2016!

I’ve read some amazing books this year.  Like a mother trying to choose her ‘favorite’ child, this agonizing task of choosing my favorite titles is upon me again. As I read mostly mystery thrillers, I will confine my results to … Continue reading

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