Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW – FLORIDA by Lauren Groff – October 2021

BOOK REVIEW - FLORIDA by Lauren Groff - October 2021

I first learned of Lauren Groff’s existence through the Andes Book Group, which had chosen Arcadia, her second novel, for its July meeting. I couldn’t attend but I read the book and loved it. I wanted more.

BOOK REVIEW: THE RADIANT LIVES OF ANIMALS by Linda Hogan – August 2021

BOOK REVIEW: THE RADIANT LIVES OF ANIMALS by Linda Hogan - August 2021

I thought I was an animal lover until I read Linda Hogan’s The Radiant Lives of Animals.

BOOK REVIEW: FOREST DARK by Nicole Krauss — May 2021

BOOK REVIEW: FOREST DARK  by Nicole Krauss — May 2021

A few weeks ago, by chance, I ran across Forest Dark in Andes’ new art gallery, Hawk and Hive, and devoured it in a day or two. The book dazzled me.

BOOK REVIEW: ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederick Backman — April 2021

BOOK REVIEW: ANXIOUS PEOPLE by Frederick Backman  — April 2021

Jane enjoyed reading Anxious People – it made her laugh.

COZYING UP TO GEORGE WASHINGTON — MARCH 2021

COZYING UP TO GEORGE WASHINGTON -- MARCH 2021

By Judy Garrison Did you know that George Washington had little schooling and no college? That deficit of formal education bothered him throughout his life but didn’t prevent him from writing beautifully, reading widely and having a highly developed and curious mind. Did you know that his mother, Mary Washington, a life-long complainer and apparently…

BOOK REVIEW: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald — February 2021

BOOK REVIEW: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald — February 2021

Vesper Flights puts together brief meditations on the author’s experiences of nature, meditations that succeed one another like objects on a strange necklace—of stones and shells and claws and bones, planets, dried flowers and things without a name.