Robert B. on Circe by Madeline Miller: …Circe is an incredibly fascinating journey through Greek epic and mythology but from a feminist perspective. You’ll meet familiar faces like Prometheus, Hermes, Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus but Miller succeeds in recasting her characters in more human form and we vividly see their strengths and weaknesses. This novel is a real page-turner and you won’t regret picking it up.
Jaime W. on Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts: Five stars — this book had romance and ghosts and was captivating as it flipped between 1899 and 2002. A great read set in a gorgeous city, taking place in a lovely mansion on the bayou.
Melina T. on Theft by Finding by David Sedaris: If you like David Sedaris, you’ll love his diaries — it’s not an internal dialogue but rather wry observations about the world. It’s funny, sad, sometimes upsetting, but just so David Sedaris. I really liked it!
Lakeisha H. on The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden: The pain you get is sometimes the pain you give. The cycle of alcoholism and abuse rages through three generations. In The Warmest December pain becomes ever present as breathing. Understanding and forgiveness in unlikely circumstances are needed for change even if it comes down the road of endless tears, blood and bottles.
Laura M. on Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann: Real-life murder mystery, and sad example of greed and subjugation of the first peoples.
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