Week Five Entries: Reviews on books that delighted or disappointed…
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Week Four Raffle Winner is Joanne Rhodes.
Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
Review by Joanne: 2 + stars
Disappointing. Really enjoyed Nobody’s Fool. Heard him on Writers on a New England Stage (produced by NHPR) discuss this book but was unable to sustain interest in the characters.
The Devourers by Indra Das
Review by Corinne: 4 1/2 stars
This is a debut novel–I think it is great to support a new author and be able to watch what they do next.
From the very first page, this book weaves a magic spell. I literally had goosebumps. I’m not all the way through yet but am loving this book. Reminiscent of the rich style of Margaret Atwood. It is a little bloody but if I can handle it, you can! Nice review here by Kirkus.
Review by Natalia: 5 stars
How much grit do you have? To get a sense, read Professor Duckworth’s new book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance or go online take the Grit Scale available at angelasduckwork.com/grit-scale.
Dolley by Rita Mae Browne
Review by Kath: 5 Stars
Although a novel, the author tied the story to history and historical facts. Interesting read into the real ‘Dolley’. Great read and insightful.
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Review by Jillian: 5 stars
This one of the best books by Jodi Picoult. It talks about current issues in the world and how, in the end, love wins.