Monthly Archives: December 2012

All She Ever Wanted, by Rosalind Noonan.

JacketSuffering from a severe case of post-partum depression, Chelsea imagines any number of ways to get rid of baby Annabelle.  However when Annabelle goes missing, Chelsea seems to snap out of it and wants nothing more than having her little baby back in her arms.

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Supervolcano : All Fall Down, by Harry Turtledove.

JacketThis is the second of Harry Turtledove’s (good name for the season!) “what if” fictions imagining what the US of A (as he calls it) might be like if a supervolcano exploded in, and took out, Yellowstone National Park.   Scarily, it seems too true in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which, comparatively, should not be called “super.”

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My Bookstore : Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, edited by Ronald Rice.

JacketThis book would be an excellent holiday gift (hint hint)– for yourself or for a book lover/bookstore lover/(library lover) of your aquaintance.  So buy the book… read it savoringly… and plan next year’s travels to visit some of these tempting independents around the country.

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The Child’s Child, by Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell).

JacketThe Child’s Child.  A book within a book.  Parallel stories of homosexuality, out-of-wedlock children, brothers and sisters.  Plus ca change…

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Charlotte Street, by Danny Wallace.

JacketCute!  (But I think I can stop reading novels that have cameras/photography in them for awhile…  not that I’ve focused on this theme on purpose.)  So Jason Priestley (no, not that Jason Priestley, as he’ll be the first to say) helps a package-laden girl into a cab and one item that she wasn’t able to juggle is a disposable camera.  Jason discovers it (once a “meaningful” look is exchanged and) the cab pulls off.  That is all the information he has to try to reconnect with her.

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