Category Archives: Fiction

On The Orphan Master’s Son

I have this long list of books I need and want to read. I promised to start clearing a few during this trip. On the plane, I chose to start with The Orphan Master’s Son an Adam Johnson novel that … Continue reading

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Old Checks – A Short Story

  She knew it was time to simplify her life. She owed it to herself, she was convinced. Having more than one home was getting to be too much for her. She would remember a pair of favorite sandals while … Continue reading

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1Q84: No Thank You

What is wrong with me that I could not get myself to like this novel? After all, it has received so much notice and acclaim.  I started reading Haruki Murakami’s lengthy 1Q84 with lots of enthusiasm.  But after the rather … Continue reading

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Hooray for Dr. Verghese

I started downloading books into my iPad Kindle soon after my hubby gave me one for my birthday in 2010.  Of course, my purchase of actual books has whittled down to just about nil.  Now we travel sans 12 pounds … Continue reading

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