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Lisa Says… Read This Book by Matthew Norman

Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman Domestic Violets, by Matthew Norman, is one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. It is the first novel Norman has written and is filled with wit and humor while giving us great characters and a poignant plot. Tom Violet is thirty-five years old, has marital […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides I decided to read The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, because I loved his former novels The Virgin Suicides and the Pulitzer Prize winning Middlesex. This book is unlike the previous ones but definitely a winner for people who love to read. The three protagonists are seniors at Brown […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book by Christopher Buckley

Boomsday by Christopher Buckley Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley is a book that will appeal to all, especially Baby Boomers and their offspring. It is extremely witty, well written and quite timely to say the least. Boomsday is the day that the majority of the Baby Boomers will begin retiring, pushing the United States into economic […]

Leslie Says… Read This (November 2011)

The Strangers on Montagu Street by Karen White Several years ago, I read Memory of Water, by Karen White and enjoyed the twists and turns of a mystery/romance set in the Lowcountry. Just out this month, her latest book, The Strangers on Montagu Street, is the third in a series of books featuring Melanie Middleton, […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book by David Benioff

City of Thieves by David Benioff City of Thieves, by David Benioff is a novel everyone will enjoy and not be able to put down. It is humorous, sentimental, thrilling and contains engaging and unforgettable characters. Set during the 900-Day Seige as the Nazis invade Leningrad, two unlikely young men are thrown together on an […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book by Geraldine Brooks

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks I was compelled to read Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, because my son spent the summer off the coast of Massachusetts where the majority of the novel takes place. Like many, I enjoy historical fiction, and Brooks writes about early America with wit and wisdom as she tells the story […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book by Tea Obreht

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht Twenty-five year old Tea Obreht has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and been included in the National Book Foundation’s list of “5 under 35.” Obreht was born in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, and has lived in […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book for July 2011

Doc by Mary Doria Russell Mary Doria Russell is the author of a favorite book of mine titled The Sparrow. It is a religious, science fiction-type novel that explores the Jesuit Society traveling in space to pursue and learn about the frontiers of exploration. Jesuits universally never went anywhere to proselytize, they only explored so […]

Lisa Says… It’s Time for Beach Reads!

The Midewife’s Confession by Diane Chamberlain Diane Chamberlain is a bestselling author of 19 novels; her latest is The Midwife’s Confession. Set in North Carolina, Tara, Emerson and Noelle are lifelong friends from high school and college and spend their lives together with their growing families at home, at work and everywhere in between. At […]

Lisa Says… Read This Book by Eleanor Brown

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown I always wanted a sister and was quite envious of friends who had one. I had brothers, and after reading Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters, I retain the same wish. I have friends as close as a sister could be, and I love them dearly. There must be something […]

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