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Book review: Beyond the Wild River

Beyond the Wild River

 

Beyond the Wild River

Author:
Sarah Maine
Publisher:
Atria Books | Simon & Schuster

US Release date:
April 18, 2017
Pages:
336
ISBN:
978-1501126956
also available as ebook
Genre:
historical mystery

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Last year, I appreciated very much Sarah Maine’s first novel, The House Between Tides. So when I was offered to review her latest one, Beyond the Wild River, I happily accepted. It was just as enjoyable.

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Book review: Hell’s Gate

Hell's Gate

Hell’s Gate

Let’s be honest: when I received Hell’s Gate from Gallic Books, who are so gracious to send me many novels translated from the French, I warned them I might not read it.

The reason being a few expressions in the synopsis that usually tell me the book is not for me: “supernatural elements”, “relationship between the living and the dead” (I am a Christian, and do believe in such a relationship, but the way novelists treat it is rarely compatible with my faith), and “a way he could bring his son back from the dead.”
On the other hand, the author was Laurent Gaudé, who won the Prix Goncourt for another of his novels, and I have actually never read this author! And I usually do recognize the worth of that French literary award. So I thought I give it a try and go from there.
So I started very hesitantly. So much so that at 50% of the book, I still was not sure I was going to continue! And then something clicked, and oh my!

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Short-story review: The Lottery

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The Lottery

A member of our book club is very fond of Shirley Jackson’s writings. I have to admit I was not at all familiar with this author, partly due to the fact that I rarely read short stories. So some months ago, when I saw The Lottery available as a graphic novel in my library, I picked it up, curious.

I decided to read the text itself recently, seeing there was a discussion organized on it by The Goodreads Group Catching Up on Classics.
I wonder how I would have reacted if I had not had the shock first through discovering the story in the graphic novel form.

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