Category: Family

Review: That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 52 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable. That Old Cape Magic might be one of my favorite reads of the year.  The main character, Jack Griffin, is the son… Continue Reading “Review: That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo”

Review: These Things Happen by Richard Kramer

These Things Happen by Richard Kramer Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 53 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) These Things Happen opens with the main character, Wesley, and his best friend, Theo.  Both of these young men,… Continue Reading “Review: These Things Happen by Richard Kramer”

Review: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 46 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting, believable, and impactful. Anne Tyler’s 1982 novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner… Continue Reading “Review: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler”

Review: Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith

Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 32 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Ghost Medicine is Andrew Smith’s debut novel and, though there are some similarities to his later works (elements of danger, young protagonists, brotherly relationships… Continue Reading “Review: Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith”

Review: In One Person by John Irving

In One Person by John Irving Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 18 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Irving is known for his bold approach to sexuality and the social/familial “other.”  This latest is no exception to that well-established reputation. … Continue Reading “Review: In One Person by John Irving”

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