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February 28, 2010

The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers


The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
(Kindle Edition)
Lulu and Merry’s childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu’s tenth birthday their father drives them into a nightmare. After the girl’s self-obsessed mother throws him out, their troubles turn deadly. Lulu’s mother warned her to never let him in, but when he shows up, he’s impossible to ignore. Lulu who obeys her father’s instructions to open the door, then listens in horror as her parents struggle. She runs for help and discovers upon her return that he’s murdered her mother, stabbed her sister, and tried to kill himself. For thirty years, the sisters try to make sense of what happened.

This is a sensitive story about grief, anger and forgiveness. The chapters switch back and forth between first person narratives by each sister, showing you each characters viewpoint on what is going on around them. Lulu is an overachiever and becomes a doctor, she pretends her father is dead and never tells her own children the truth about their grandparents. Merry stays in touch with her imprisoned father, chooses a career working with abusers. This book is not for everyone, but it is a very good read particularly for those who have gone through difficult family times.
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February 22, 2010

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Kindle Edition) As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home ...
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February 19, 2010

Faking It & Ordinary World by Elisa Lorello

Faking It & Ordinary World by Elisa Lorello
Faking It by Elisa Lorello (Kindle Edition) What happens when a writing professor and a male escort become friends? Thirty-four-year old ...
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February 16, 2010

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Kindle Edition) Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to...
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February 11, 2010

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks (Kindle Edition) Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run ac...
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February 11, 2010

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Kindle Edition) It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic pas...
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February 04, 2010

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (Kindle Edition) An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else...
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February 04, 2010

Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick (Kindle Edition) Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stand...
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