Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by: Jamie Ford In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now [...]

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One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women:  by Jim Fergus One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd’s journey west into the unknown. A government program, in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May’s adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, [...]

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A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick was the January read for my book club. Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife.” But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, [...]

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Gods In Alabama

Gods in Alabama: by Joshilyn Jackson Strangely enough, this book was recommended to me by my teen-aged daughter.  Y’all know how I love Southern genre, and suspense too – so I couldn’t resist.

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