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Falling from horses by

Free arc received via NetGalley Bud Frazer left home when he was nineteen. For a few years he rode the…

Locke dir. by

Ivan Locke (Hardy) is supposed to be heading home after a long day at work. He is supposed to be…

The voice that thunders by

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and…

To kill a mockingbird [based on the book] by dir. by

In a small town in Alabama in the 1930’s Atticus Finch is working hard to raise his two children; his…

Kindred by

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four…

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park…

Address Unknown by

Reread for my book club. And on second read it is just as powerful, if not more so than on…

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book by

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story….

12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir] by dir. by

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a…

Beloved by

Sethe and her daughter Denver live in number 124. Denver’s older brothers have left home. Baby Suggs, her grandmother has…

The dollmaker by

The world is at war, and the army is stealing away the men, and those that are left are being hauled off to work in the factories in order to assist the war effort. In rural Kentucky Gertie is lucky enough to still have her husband around, he drives the coal truck, but knows that this situation cannot last. He has his date with the army already lined up. But she is preparing as best she can. She has been saving her money and almost has enough to offer on a nearby farm. Without having to pay half what they earn on rent Gertie and her family will be able to plan for the future. But on the eve of her plans coming to fruition all is ruined and she must uproot her family and follow her husband to the city of Detroit.

The eye of the world by

Book one of The Wheel of Time In a quiet back water village strange things are stirring. It has been…

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