God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas Ph.D.:

God’s Buried Children by Daniel Farcas Ph.D.:

A Tale of Cruelty, Courage, Compassion and Survival If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that “Look for the surprises,” is my motto. In this case, the surprise found me in the form of Daniel Farcas. He emailed me, asking if I would review his 2014 book,...
Road Reads: The Longest Day

Road Reads: The Longest Day

The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Cornelius Ryan Reading this well-written and researched historical account of the D-Day invasion evoked powerful emotions. But when I visited Omaha Beach, nothing had prepared me for the overwhelming flood of grief and...
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman:

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman:

This Unlikely Heroine Will Steal Your Heart Simon, Otto and I were in Spain – I don’t remember exactly where – when Elizabeth, my sister-in-law, emailed me with a suggestion to read “ Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine”. Since her book club would be...
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

A Tale of Dreams and Personal Legends It was Christmas, 2005, and one of my presents was an audio version of “The Alchemist” read by Jeremy Irons. Little did I know at the time what a precious gift it was. Fast forward to summer, 2006 when Simon and I were driving...
The Mitch Rapp-up:

The Mitch Rapp-up:

When the Author Died, Was His Fictional Character Worth Resurrecting? My last Road Reads review, Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath: Oh, How We Wish Those Boys Were Real,  posted on August 4, 2017. At that time, I promised to let you know if Kyle Mills has successfully...

Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath:

Oh, How We Wish Those Boys Were Real The term, “long road trip,” is relative. For some, it means anything over 50 miles. For others, it’s anything over 500 miles. For Simon and me, it’s 300 miles or more, because we can read an audio book – or a good part of one...

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