Monthly Archives: May 2015

Alex Cross’s Trial

I was born in the early 50’s and came of age in the late 60’s. I remember the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of the front page of a mid-western daily newspaper. Some how in history class – we … Continue reading

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Natchez Burning! by Greg Iles

Natchez Burning! offered some interesting theories and illustrated the sick bigotry that was rampant in the south in the Mid 1900’s.  However, I am not sure what the author’s purpose was in writing the book.  He presented several subplots about … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

We all have secret lives – but there is a universality of humanity that makes us all the same. There is a beautiful poignancy about this book that takes me back to haunt my own childhood. The narrator does such … Continue reading

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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

This book will join Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s other great book Dread: The Story of the Great Dismal Swamp as one in a trio of greats on my reading list. In some ways it offers a slightly … Continue reading

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The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

The Wedding Gift: The story was good but not excellent. I don’t think it adequately portrayed the horrors of the slave trade. Nor did it create a group of people with whom I could identify. I expected more from the … Continue reading

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