Just returned from a great week in the Caribbean. Lots of sun, relaxation, fabulous food..like the Lobster Bisque pictured above, and of course books..some good, some not so good...
Here's what I read:
The Dinner by Herman Koch*
Two brothers and their wives meet for dinner in Amsterdam and as the meal progresses, a dark secret concerning their sons is revealed. This is a dark, sinister story and without revealing too much, it left me reeling...very thought provoking, fast paced and I recommend it.
Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss
Two women are friends and sometimes enemies but always a bond exists. This was a predictable read and an interesting portrayal of the sixties and seventies. It tries to be a novel about the plight of women but gets caught up in a lot of unrelated details. Many simplistic annoying characters.... Not a memorable novel but made a long flight tolerable.
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty*
Did not finish...Started off well in an interesting setting and time period but became so predictable it was all downhill for me....
Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick*
By the author of The Reliable Wife, this is a gripping novel that takes place just after World War 1. It has a little of everything including love, betrayal, redemption and believable characters.
Well written and an engaging story.
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