Tag Archives: small town life

“We All Die In The End” by Elizabeth Merry – Book Review #ShortStories

Like many small towns everywhere, this little town has a real cross-section of residents. Some are quirky, some lonely, some kind, and some mean spirited. They have a variety of lives and lifestyles, as well as individual problems and worries. … Continue reading

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“The truth according to us” by Annie Barrows – Book Review

Several years ago I read “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I enjoyed it so much that I felt sure I would enjoy a novel by one of its authors, and I … Continue reading

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“A Killing in the hills” by Julia Keller – Book Review

“A Killing in the Hills” A first mystery by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Julia Keller –  and it doesn’t disappoint. Set in the hills of West Virginia, the novel’s protagonist is a small-town prosecuting attorney, Bell Elkins.  Bell is a … Continue reading

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“Ordinary grace” by William Kent Krueger – Book Review

With busy lives to lead most of us do not appreciate the ordinary.  It is only when illness, death, or some other traumatic event interrupts our lives that we yearn for a simple, regular routine.  Then ‘ordinary’ seems like bliss. … Continue reading

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