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Review: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Great news for Olive Kitteridge fans — author Elizabeth Strout has published a sequel and it is fantastic.  Olive, Again is written in Strout’s signature style of introducing new characters in each chapter so that the book feels like connected short stories rather than a novel. The sequel begins with Olive mourning the death of…

Review: The Qualities of Wood by Mary Vensel White

The Qualities of Wood is only the second review request I’ve accepted.  I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately but turn most of them down. But I liked Mary’s email and I liked the way she described her book.  It  turned out to be a truly enjoyable and thought-provoking read.  So much so, that…