I wanted to read an African American fiction book; which it is, but written by a white male author. That can always be tricky when white authors try to write about others’ experiences. However, Thomas Mullen did great writing about the African American experience during the Jim Crow era in the late 1940s Atlanta.
Title: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Author: Phaedra Patrick
Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.
I have been reading the Kinsey Millhone series out of curiosity. It is a popular series that many patrons at the library check out all the time. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. And now I know. The series is very enjoyable and my first female detective series. I have read […]
Where You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple is an adventurous book, taking the reader on a topsy-turvy journey about Bernadette Fox. The main character Bernadette Fox is a complicated character to say the least. She was a promising architect well on her way to world recognition. However, something horrible happens, a prize building she was […]