Book Reviews

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.

BOOK REVIEW: OUTRAGE, BLACK SKIES, STRANGE SHORES By Arnaldur Indridason — January 2021

A review of several Arnaldur Indridason books.

BOOK REVIEW: Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond by Amy Blackmarr – October 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond by Amy Blackmarr  - October 2020

Jane pleasantly surprised by the book she grabbed from the Take-One-Leave-One shelves in downtown Andes.

BOOK REVIEW: The Wild Places by Rober Macfarlane – August 2020

BOOK REVIEW:  The Wild Places by Rober Macfarlane   - August 2020

Robert Macfarlane is a British nature writer –    Above all, MacFarlane is struck by the realization of how far we have become estranged from the natural environment.