This is my symphony

What I read & what I lived …

Neverhome (NetGalley ARC) Laird Hunt release date: Sept. 2014 Ash Thompson sets off down the road to fight Mr. Lincoln’s War. The family farm in Indiana was an idyllic place–a barn with a hayloft, a grove of trees, horse corral, “good chairs”. A blissful place for a young couple to start their lives together. But …

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Under the Wide and Starry Sky (NetGalley) Nancy Horan Take thou the writing. Thine it is. For who/Burnished the sword, blew on the drowsy coal/Held still the target higher … who but thou?  I loved Nancy Horan’s first novel, Loving Frank–I got a glimpse into the life and loves of a woman I knew nothing about, …

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All the Light There Was (NetGalley) Nancy Kricorian Release date: March 2013 Both heaven and hell are here in this world. Maral is fifteen, Armenian, and living in Paris at the time of the German occupation. Life is not easy in the cramped apartment she shares with her mother, father, aging aunt, and brother. Food …

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Fever (NetGalley)Mary Beth Keanerelease date: March 2013  Mary Mallon, the main character in Mary Beth Keane’s soon-to-be-released novel,  is known to most of us as Typhoid Mary, thought to be the first asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever in the United States. Mary left a wake of illness and death as she moved from family to …

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Mary Coin (NetGalley) Marissa Silver Release date: March 7, 2013 “We never really knew [Grandfather],” Isaac says.  “Some people don’t want to be known,” Walker says. “That’s stupid,” Alice says. “Everyone wants to be known. Otherwise it’s just fucking depressing.” Of course, she is right. Everyone wants to be known. Perhaps the ones who conceal themselves most …

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Caleb’s Crossing Geraldine Brooks Caleb was a hero, there is no doubt of it. He ventured forth from one world to another with an explorer’s courage, armored by the hope that he could serve his people. He stood shoulder to shoulder with the most learned of his day, ready to take his place as a man of …

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