December was definitely an interesting reading month, with some definite highs, unfortunately not in the first category. Jance I wouldn't recommend any of these mysteries--Dance of the Bones was an especially disappointing offering from the usually reliable J.
The author shows us the struggle to survive before and during the CivilWar. The reader shares the beginning of cattle ranching based on the open range. We are there for the branding of the small, scrawny, wild cows, and the cattle drives that carried them across the state for shipment to Cuba.
The story carries us to the creation of early orange groves and a gripping picture of the great freeze that decimated the industry in It took the second generation to discover the freeze-free Miami of railroad pioneer Henry Flagler and Julia Tuttle.
I enjoyed every chapter on this reread.
Another book was just a dollar on the library's bargain books cart. I should have read it six or seven years ago. It changed my view of the president. The father was smart, authori- tarian and self-confident, and returned to Kenya where he raised another family of half brothers and half sisters to young Barack Obama.
It was a very confused young man who eventually found himself as a civic worker in Chicago. The book first was published 18 years ago, when our president was a law profes- sor and a Chicago community activist. If I had read it earlier, I certainly would have been hesitant to vote for him.
I have been looking forward to Chris Matthews' "Tip and the Gipper: Pat O'Brien had the lead role as Rockne.
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Matthews makes much of the coopera- tion and apparent friendship between two professional political Irishmen. One is the Republican president, the other the leader of the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
Matthews sees more of the cooperation that is at the heart of the book than may be justified, but it's still an interesting insight into two political winners who used their charm whenever they thought it might work, and their power when they had it.
The process forced Mitt Romney out of his comfort zone and to the right. The extensive digging and reporting in this inside-high-stakes politics tale exposes plenty of the gaffes and mean- ness that became part of the process.
It is enough to make any candidate for the presidency hesitate before making such a commitment. He can be reached at derekdr sun-herald. In the course of an investigation into a suspicious house fire early Friday morning at Middleton St.
Hunter, 31, of the SIhome, had allegedly set fire to the house, from which he was soon to be J evicted, while another S At 6: The fire marshal team reportedly located three separate ignition points: Investigators found "a gas can in the dining room, an empty can of paint thinner in the garbage and various types of combustible items on counter tops and hung from upper cabinets.
He teamed up with P. Nelson, standing in front, and Andy Boudreau from North Port for the fishing event.
Dutifully, he brought plenty of nonperishables as donations for the Port Charlotte Salvation Army, to be delivered to local families in need.The Pilot's Wife: A Novel [Anita Shreve] Shreve's domestic dramas may not stand up to a deep critical analysis but they are thoroughly absorbing.
They are great for reading on vacation or during a long commute to work. Short and accessible, they go down easy. Given those parameters, I recommend "The Pilot's Wife."4/5().
Pilots Wife by Anita Shreve Who can guess what a woman will do when the unthinkable becomes her reality? From the bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF WATER, this enormously gripping and powerfully wrought novel asks the questions we all have about ourselves and definitively places Anita Shreve among the ranks of the best novelists .
iridis-photo-restoration.com Review With five novels to her credit, including the acclaimed, Anita Shreve now offers a skillfully crafted exploration of the long reach of tragedy in The Pilot's Wife.
He still must cope with his daughter's illness, his wife's increasing coldness, and a crumbling old house where the lights are always going out.
A casual visit to Mt. Riga, a local living history village, prompts Steven to take up Civil War re-enactment as a hobby.
December was definitely an interesting reading month, with some definite highs, unfortunately not in the first category.
Mysteries The Unbidden Truth, by Kate Wilhelm The Short Drop, by Matthew FitzSimmons Dance of the Bones, by J.A. Jance I wouldn't recommend any of these mysteries--Dance of the Bones was an especially disappointing offering from the usually reliable J.A.
Jance. The complex relationship between secrecy and intimacy is an important theme of The Pilot's Wife. Consider the secrets kept by the following characters: Kathryn, Jack, Mattie, Robert, Muire. Consider the secrets kept by the following characters: Kathryn, Jack, Mattie, Robert, Muire.