All are the first books in their respective cozy mystery series. All six books are paperbacks, in varying degrees of condition.
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Gator Aide. The Magnificent Spinster. But I learned when I moved to the country and started to heat with a wood furnace, just why Grandma did it — to wash away the wood soot that ends up on everything. Between cleaning and getting into the garden on the few non-rainy days we had this past month, I ended up spending less time reading. She sent letters home, which her friends there bound into a small book to sell to raise funds for Warner to carry out further relief work. That booklet forms the core of this well-researched book about Agnes Warner, her work, and the role of nurses, particularly Canadian ones, in the War that was supposed to End All Wars.
You can read my review of her account here. The mystery was decent and I enjoyed the Canadian setting, but the surprise ending that came out of nowhere yet was there all along, elevated this book to above average. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford Published in , this fictional account of gentry-class girls growing up in s and s England is wickedly funny.
The Go-Between by L. Hartley Published in and set in the summer of It is a secret known only by the three, the deeper meaning of which is not perceived by the youngster. An interesting study of personalities, and a culture and a social situation unknown to me.
The family dynamic was both foreign and familiar.
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The secret of the title is easy to discern, though, and seems anti-climatic when it is finally revealed to Baba Segi. The presentation of the subject matter can be a tad raunchy, which detracted from my enjoyment of the book. Tabloid City: A Novel by Pete Hamill Highly billed, this low-key thriller started out promisingly but built to several anti-climaxes. Some foul language, which seemed mostly unnecessary. In the Shadow of the Glacier. The Pursuit Of Love. Love In A Cold Climate. The Go-between. Tabloid City: A Novel. In , I volunteered briefly with our wonderful local reading festival Read By the Sea , which invites Canadian authors to the North Shore of Nova Scotia to read excerpts of their work to appreciative audiences.
Ah well, the wait was worth it. Meet Colleen, a seventeen-year-old would-be eco-terrorist, who barrels down the rocky road of adolescence while her mother, Beverly, is cloaked in grief after the death of her husband. Set in modern day St. Through them, and many seamless flashbacks, she provides character development, background and plot advancement simultaneously. The fly has been there, lying on the cracked paint of the windowsill, since Frank moved in a few months before Christmas, two days after his nineteenth birthday.
Although most of the characters are satisfactorly developed, to me, Frank was the most clearly drawn of them. Having lost his mother recently to cancer and being left truly all alone in the world at eighteen, he is a sympathetic figure. His loneliness becomes palpable when his thoughts at seeing Colleen dance in a bar emerge:. He wants to say I can make this much money in a night. He would like to tell her about the Inuit guy who hanged himself in the apartment over his at Christmastime… He would like to tell her, or have her intuit, how much respect he had for his mother and how empty the world is without her.
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He would like to explain how he feels like he has a hole in his chest. He would like her to put her hand on his chest and show him once and for all there is no hole. The prose in this book sings. Links for my Canadian readers: Alligator February.