Janice enjoys fiction especially suspense and mysteries.
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When a London social worker discovers the dead body of a stranger in a client's home, Frieda Klein identifies the victim as a notorious con man who she fears has been murdered by enemies determined to embroil Frieda in the investigation.
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Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French -- A London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man’s identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda for help. She discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. Did someone kill Poole to embroil Frieda in the investigation? And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
Tuesday's Gone: A Frieda Klein Novel by Nicci French. Internationally bestselling author French has sold more than eight million copies of books worldwide. In this release, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse.
Her suburban life thrown into chaos when she is visited by the ghost of a thirteen-year-old girl who has just drowned under suspicious circumstances, Laurel begins questioning the characters of her neighbors with the help of her unpredictable sister.
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. Ma proves to be resourceful and attempts a nail-biting escape.
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2011 - Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue - A 5-year-old narrates a riveting story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager.
-Laura, Children's Room, Jean, Library Director
Room by Emma Donoghue. Five-year old Jack narrates the story of the single room where he has been captive with his mother his entire life, and of the risks she must take to save them.
November 2014- Room by Emma Donoghue
During one tortuous week, Hank Devereaux, head of the English department at the state university in Railton, Pennsylvania, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, finds his secretary is a better writer than he is, suspects his wife is having an affair, threatens wild fowl, and confronts his father.
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Straight Man, by Richard Russo; FICTION -- Elizabeth
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canada's S–ret‚ du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, just north of the U.S. border, to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village.
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New book club book: Still Life: A Mystery by Louise Penny (The Chief Inspector Gamache series)
Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.
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11/22/63 GREAT book! Worth the read
Loved this book. Elements of history and the ultimate "what if" story. This is my 2nd favorite book by Stephen King. I still say "The Stand" is the BEST book I have ever read.
Worth reading - wicked long.
My first Stephen King book . . . love time travel books, and this one was great. Plus, the main characters are an English teacher and a librarian.
next on my reading list... Stephen King - 11/22/63.
After an interview with an elderly baker leaves her feeling like she is the one who revealed too much—especially about her Border Patrol husband, Riki—El Paso journalist Reba Adams, as well as her interview subject and Riki, must confront the ghosts of their past.
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Follows the experiences of a woman, who after being born on a snowy night in 1910, repeatedly dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and ultimately save the world.
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February's Book Club Read... Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
On the reading list: Life After Life: A Novel: Kate Atkinson: 9780316176484: Amazon.com: Books
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. A book club selection -- I'm still not sure what I think, though a Goodreads reviewer called it a literary mash-up. Early 20th century historical fiction? Maybe. Literature is more like it. And I'm still thinking about it.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Fascinating, complex, and totally worth reading.
BOOK REVIEW: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
African-American Constable Silas Jones must confront his white former friend Larry Ott, who has lived under suspicion for twenty years since a girl disappeared while on a date with him, after another girl disappears and Larry is blamed once again.
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Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Book Club Book (Jan 2012) - enjoyed!
Southeast Book Club, Thursday July 26 @6:45pm. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. In a small Mississippi town, two men are torn apart by circumstance and reunited by tragedy, in this resonant new novel from the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Hell at the Breech.
Book Review: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin ---- http://pathologicallyliterate.com
His happy life and long-time respectability as a suburban Massachusetts assistant district attorney shattered when his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, Andy Barber faces a wrenching decision about family loyalty when the facts increasingly suggest that the boy is guilty.
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own-- between loyalty and justice, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.