Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

“The Foundling” by Ann Leary – Book Review

Mary Engle – is eighteen years old. She has just landed a job at the Nettleton State Village for Feebleminded Women of Childbearing Age.  Mary has no family to speak of and was raised mostly in a Catholic orphanage. She … Continue reading

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“Spring Girls” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Detective Geena Brassard – is single, in her early thirties, and lives alone with her aging bulldog, Codis. She is very tall and has no female friends other than those on the police force. She has only been partnered with … Continue reading

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“An Irish Wife” by Deborah Lincoln – Book Review

Harry Robinson – grew up among a large family of strong protestant women. His mother, and her many sisters have guided him throughout his life. His mother, Agnes, worked hard to ensure that he has a college education. She now … Continue reading

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“Cold Woods” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Trisha moved from Chicago to the small Pennsylvania slate town when she was ten years old. She moved there with her mother and Lester, her stepfather, who was an abusive drunk. She quickly made friends with two girls from her … Continue reading

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“Catherine House” by Elisabeth Thomas – Book Review

“A gothic-infused debut of literary suspense, set within a secluded, elite university and following a dangerously curious, rebellious undergraduate who uncovers a shocking secret about an exclusive circle of students . . . and the dark truth beneath her school’s … Continue reading

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“Vanishing Girls” by Lisa Regan – Book Review

Josie Quinn is on paid leave from her job as a detective in the small, central Pennsylvania town of Denton. She has been suspended for using excessive force on a woman when she found her selling her four-year old daughter … Continue reading

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“River Bodies” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Autumn in small town America. The leaves on the trees are showing off their best colors, but the people perhaps are not… There has been a brutal murder on the banks of the Delaware River, and the people of the … Continue reading

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“Two days gone” by Randall Silvis

Five years ago I read  a great book by Randall Silvis called “The boy who shoots crows“.  I was very impressed by the plot and the writing so was therefore happy to see another book by this author offered on … Continue reading

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“Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen – Book Review

Sometimes a novel comes along that you just know will resonate with you for years. “Miller’s Valley” is just such a novel.  A story with characters, descriptions, and emotions, so REAL that after reading it you feel as though you … Continue reading

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“One of us” by Tawni O’Dell – Book Review

Set in a Pennsylvania coal town, Tawni O’Dell’s latest novel transports the reader into the closed, ‘company town’ atmosphere of the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’.  Our protagonist Sheridan Doyle escaped the confines of his upbringing and went to college.  Now … Continue reading

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