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*** NOVEL: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors AUTHOR: Sonali Dev YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2019 REVIEW:  *** Pride and Prejudice gets an Indian-American California makeover here, with a gender-swapped version of the classic story.  It’s an easy, breezy read, and rather silly and predictable, but there are times (like these) that readers want the comfort of … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

On Our Bookshelves: Humans
15 February 2022 by Laura LaVelle

Brandon Stanton’s gift to the world is a collection of stories and connections, those gifts from the universe amplified and shared. 

On Our Bookshelves: No Time to Spare
18 January 2022 by Laura LaVelle

No Time to Spare is a collection of essays, originally blog posts, collecting some of the best of Ursula Le Guin’s online pieces towards the end of her life. 

On Our Bookshelves: The Thursday Murder Club
3 January 2022 by Laura LaVelle

I can’t exactly recommend The Thursday Murder Club. Well, maybe I can.  I enjoyed reading it, having been very much in the mood for something comforting and undemanding. 

On Our Bookshelves: Bellewether
15 December 2021 by Laura LaVelle

*** NOVEL: Bellewether AUTHOR: Susanna Kearsley YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2018 REVIEW:  *** I’m not sure whether it was the elementary curriculum itself or whether I just wasn’t paying close attention.  But in my memory at least, the American history I was taught growing up was sorely lacking and quite sporadic.  We started with Columbus: 1492, … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves: Bellewether

On Our Bookshelves: Belles on Their Toes
22 November 2021 by Laura LaVelle

Much like the earlier Cheaper by the Dozen, Belles on Their Toes is written for a young audience, with funny anecdotes about their large family, and inspirational parts about how they rose to every occasion while dealing with grief and sudden financial hardship.