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kiakar
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I just finished reading "The memory of water" by Karen White. This was a short and interesting read. Enjoyed it tremendously.
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...just finished songs for the missing by stewart o'nan, the reluctant fundamentalist by mohsin hamid and wild girl by jim fergus. my next reads are we need to talk about kevin by lionel shriver, a pigeon and a boy by meir shalev and north river by pete hamill although not necessarily in that order.
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I just finished Flesh and Bone by John Harvery, a mystery set in Cornwall. Good story and the characters were really well defined.
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Almost finished Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.... Love it!
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momgee wrote:
I just finished Flesh and Bone by John Harvery, a mystery set in Cornwall. Good story and the characters were really well defined.
Kaye


If you enjoyed John Harvey's writing...  he has two other Frank Elder's mysteries in addition to Flesh & Bone...... they are Darkness & Light and Ash & Bone.

I agree that Frank Elder was very well developed... a solitary, retired Detective Inspector in his hide-away in Cornwall... yet his investigative skills are in great demand....

John Harvey also wrote the Charlie Resnick series... they all take place in London. Charlie is less asocial than Frank Elder... and he is a very unique creation in the police-procedural genre.

I highly recommend them.

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Thanks, Ibis for the reco. I only just discovered John Harvey by putting in a search for Cornwall in the on line library, so this was my first encounter and I really liked the characters. They just rang true to me. So, I will be putting more of his on my tbr list. Did you find, though ,that they need to be read chronologically? Which series did you prefer?
 
Thanks again.
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I finished The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett and The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O' Farrell. They were both really excellent. Now I'm reading Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon and trying to finish Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
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I just finished reading "dream when you are feeling blue"  by Elizabeth Berg. She is my favorite author always  but I had put this one away and hid it from myself. So its been out awhile but still it was quite a joy to hav eit to read. A great book about the second world war and it tells how it effects a family of eight in Chicago. It was exceptionally a dream of a book to me.  Sad but so so good.
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I am glad to hear your comments. I was thinking of reading it. There is a sequel to it that recently came out I forget the name.
 
I am reading THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTEER. What a bunch of crazy people. Dysfunction at the height!!!!
 
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Mary1234 wrote:
I am glad to hear your comments. I was thinking of reading it. There is a sequel to it that recently came out I forget the name.
 
I am reading THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTEER. What a bunch of crazy people. Dysfunction at the height!!!!
 
Mary


Mary, Elizabeth Berg just came out with a new book but it wasn't a sequel to "dream when you are feeling blue"  It was a book of shortstories about things like "eating whatever you want and women stuff. ha. It was cute and all, not serious like most of her books. Have you read "You all are invited to our home" That is such a winner of a book. A mother is in a iron lung trying to raise a child.   I liked the gravedigger's daughter even though it was dysfunction in the real definition. right!