Teaser Tuesday: The Outsider

 I haven't picked up a Stephen King title in almost 20 years, but for some reason, the plot of a murdered child whose accused killer is the town's upstanding little league coach, investigated by a lead detective who's confounded by the impossible case appealed to me.  The Outsider | Stephen King, 561 pgs. Perhaps the creepy... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Circe

I'm relishing a captivating read that has generated a bit of book buzz in the last few months. Published in April, Circe is the story of the infamous sorceress with whom Odysseus matches wits in The Odyssey. A re-imagining of her life as an outcast goddess and the circumstances that led her to an island exile. It... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Dry

I've broken up my non-fiction readathon with an audio book mystery. As it happens The Dry runs parallel to The Great Alone which I teased last month. The story doesn't inhabit the grand icy landscape of uncivilized Alaska, but the scorching drought-prone rural farms of Australia. However, in both novels, the atmosphere sets a stifling mood... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: The Power

My next read received the Bailey's Women's prize for fiction and was originally published in the UK in 2016, but the North American edition was released just a few months ago. I became aware of this book through my infrequent participation in Emma Watson's GoodReads group, Our Shared Shelf, which features books and essays about... Continue Reading →

Teaser Tuesday: Scythe

Happy first day of Spring! A season of new beginnings, transformation, hope and rebirth; most importantly to me--warmer weather and greater sunlight. Today's teaser book promises much darker themes, it's all moral deliberation, philosophical paradoxes and wrangling over the value of human life vs. the greater good; not a breezy read, but so intensely compelling.... Continue Reading →

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