Spring is for gardening! Last weekend I was working in my garden and then I thought that growing plants and flowers provides a lot of backgrounds for mystery novels. "Like everything else under the sun, innocent plants can be put to harmful...Read More »
So what are "linked stories"? Here is what the library's Cataloguers staff tell me: Linked stories are short stories with a common thread. Some might term them as "a novel in stories". Essentially a larger story that is told...Read More »
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Laura Ruby's Bone Gap is a compelling and whimsical work of fiction that is hard to define in terms of genre. I think "magical realism" probably works best, but there are such heavy notes of fantasy and mythology that it almost doesn't seem to do it...Read More »
Ever wonder how people faced with war and destruction manage to survive the chaos? I love to read about different countries and their people, but only if there is an amazing story attached to hide the dense historical data. Thus, meet Arn, a young...Read More »
Dana Catrell (The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford) has reached what appears to be a moment of crisis in her life. Her son has left for school, her husband ignores and dismisses her, and she appears to be struggling once again with her bipolar...Read More »
Happy World Sleep Day! I cannot tell a lie - sleeping is one of my favourite activities. On a cold night there's nothing better than snuggling into bed with a book and a cat (and on top of my heated mattress pad, which is possibly the best...Read More »