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Jane Austen Book Club for November Continues Discussion of Diana Gabaldon Books

During our October meeting we started discussing Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon. During our November meeting we will be discussing the first half of the Echo In the Bone in the continuing saga of Jamie and Clare Fraser. We will meet on Monday, November 21 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well. We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.

We need more members for our Book Club.

Audiobook Review – Atlantis and Other Places by Harry Turtledove

Alternate History is a genre that asks the question – what if our history had taken a different track?  What if the Nazis had won WW II?

Book Review - Gamble by Felix Francis

Dick Francis, former steeplechase jockey turned thriller writer, has always been one of my favorite reads.  I started devouring his books in the ‘60s and have read everyone since then (43 in all) and own most of them.  They are like old friends, whom I visit from time to time.  I was stricken by his death in 2010 but glad to know that his son Felix, who had collaborated with him on his last four books, was taking up the reins (or PC) to continue his father’s legacy.  You know a Francis hero will be strong, compassionate and a decent man.  He will undergo some physic

Book Review – Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

Shamani Flint is a Cambridge Law grad who wrote her first novel about a Sikh police inspector named Singh.  He’s fat, sweaty and unpopular with his superiors in Singapore.  He is sent to Kuala Lumpur to investigate the murder charges against a popular model from Singapore accused of killing her Chinese husband.  The wife, Chelsea Liew, was a teenage crush of the Inspector’s.

Book Review - the Jane Whitefield Series by Thomas Perry

Those of you who read my blogs know I rarely read one book by an author.  Rather, I look for series with interesting characters who develop over time.  That describes the Jane Whitefield series very well.  Thomas Perry is an accomplished author with many awards for his thriller and suspense books, but my favorites are the Whitefield books.  Jane Whitefield is part Native American, (full-blooded Seneca until her iron-working father met and married her mother) living in upstate New York.  She helps people vanish, people who are being pursued b

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