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Mar 19, 2019 16:17:19   #
sdftrace
 
Linda6885 has just posted this new topic on main page, and as you will not have had an email prompt, I'm copying it here. Thank you.


https://www.amazon.com/Varina-Novel-Charles-Frazier/dp/0062405985/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3D4V4DO1GJH7B&keywords=cold+mountain+by+charles+frazier&qid=1553022592&s=books&sprefix=cold+Mountains%2Caps%2C344&sr=1-2
This was sometimes a heartbreaking story of post civil war in the old south. It is written by Charles Frazier who most of us know for the riveting novel (and movie) Cold Mountain. I think Cold Mountain is by far his better novel, but I couldn't put this down.
 
Mar 19, 2019 16:36:55   #
field915
 
beanscene wrote:
Welcome from a not so cold South London. I haven’t read POISON but you will get some good recommendations here for sure - an eclectic range of tastes and genres!

If you loved Ove I can recommend BRIT MARIE WAS HERE by the same author. I also much enjoyed MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGIES also by Backman.


I loved Ove & Brit Marie. Enjoyed Grandmother also & an interesting note; The title here is My Grandmother said to tell you She’s Sorry.
Mar 19, 2019 17:26:58   #
field915
 
I just finished Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
I am blown away by the authors magical narrative of this story. I savored every paragraph, sentence, and word. Set in the 1960’s on the harsh northern plains of America . The story is told by the middle son of a motherless family who struggle to find their moral center after tragedy.The family follows their religious father deep into the Dakota Badlands where they meet saviors, murderers, antagonists, government men, and magical moments that allow them to search for their brother/son against insurmountable odds. I was amazed the author consistently summoned so much emotion with his evocative combination of words. Highly recommend
Mar 19, 2019 17:34:23   #
field915
 
LindaH wrote:
Might I suggest the latest audiobooks from Lisa Gardner, Kristin Hannah (which I am listening to now), and JoJo Moyes? All 3 of these authors offer up great storylines! Lisa’s book is called Look For Me, and it is book 9 of the DD Warren series. Kristen’s book is called The Great Alone and it is set in Alaska. JoJo’s book is called Still Me, and it is in the series of Me Before You trilogy.


Love their books. Really enjoyed The Great Alone
Mar 19, 2019 17:37:29   #
field915
 
crivitz wrote:
Glad I finally found out how to get here. As a retired librarian I love to read but now can read just what I want, which is nothing technical or too deep. I enjoy James Patterson, just got "Fifty, Fifty" from the library. They're always fast and easy to read. I'm reading the Phrynne Fisher Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood. They are so short you can easily read one in a day, but I like them. I think there are 16 in the series. They are light mysteries that take place in Australia around 1930. Right now I can't think of anything else but I have several books on hold. I love to find a good series because then I don't have to say goodbye to the characters so soon.
Glad I finally found out how to get here. As a re... (show quote)


Loved watching the Phrynne Fisher mysteries on television.
Mar 19, 2019 17:42:52   #
field915
 
beanscene wrote:
Thanks, will check these out. What does G-rated mean?


I read these years ago. Delightful characters you fall in love with.
G rating means approved for general audience. In other words wholesome family entertainment.
 
Mar 19, 2019 18:27:48   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
field915 wrote:
I loved Ove & Brit Marie. Enjoyed Grandmother also & an interesting note; The title here is My Grandmother said to tell you She’s Sorry.


Glad you enjoyed them all and I do remember being confused by the different names - all in the translation maybe??

I enjoyed his 2 Bear Town stories too although others here weren’t so keen. I think they too had different titles depending on UK or US edition.

Edited to add link

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/fredrik-backman/
Mar 19, 2019 19:14:23   #
Fran42 (a regular here)
 
I just recently finished reading The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah and really enjoyed it. Someone told me that I would probably like Where the Crawdads Sing also. It's on my list to read.

Has anyone read Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill?
Mar 19, 2019 19:47:44   #
valmac
 
field915 wrote:
I loved Ove & Brit Marie. Enjoyed Grandmother also & an interesting note; The title here is My Grandmother said to tell you She’s Sorry.


I liked it too, seems there are several versions of the title!!
Mar 19, 2019 19:49:06   #
valmac
 
Fran42 wrote:
I just recently finished reading The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah and really enjoyed it. Someone told me that I would probably like Where the Crawdads Sing also. It's on my list to read.

Has anyone read Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill?


Read his others, haven't got around to that one yet....
Mar 19, 2019 19:50:56   #
valmac
 
beanscene wrote:
Glad you enjoyed them all and I do remember being confused by the different names - all in the translation maybe??

I enjoyed his 2 Bear Town stories too although others here weren’t so keen. I think they too had different titles depending on UK or US edition.

Edited to add link

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/fredrik-backman/


Us Against Them is finally on my shelf, now if folks would just stop recommending other books .......
Just kidding, honest!
 
Mar 20, 2019 04:23:06   #
sdftrace
 
Have added Charles Frazier, Leif Enger and Lawrence Hill to our linked authors' page.
Kristen Hannah was already there and is commented on on pages 15 and 74 as well as here now!
Thank you everyone
Mar 20, 2019 05:10:10   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
valmac wrote:
Us Against Them is finally on my shelf, now if folks would just stop recommending other books .......
Just kidding, honest!


🤣🤣🤣
I’m ready for a new Backman please! Love his writing.
Mar 21, 2019 13:50:18   #
wittystitches
 
In the little breaks from sewing, when I come up for air, I finished Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter. A very good read. Taut, sometimes wryly funny, suspenseful mystery. She never disappoints.

Beginning an older book now, The Rage of the Vulture, by Barry Unsworth.
Mar 22, 2019 07:36:22   #
beanscene (a regular here)
 
valmac wrote:
Finished 'Perfect Prey' not as gripping as the first book, a bit heavy on the computer hacking and the dark web and I do wonder where she gets her ideas for gruesome killing! Anyway, I like the characters so enjoyed the story.'Harry’s Trees' is next......


3 murders in now and I see what you mean. Where does she get her horribly gruesome ideas from 🤷‍♀️

Enjoying reacquainting with the characters though and it is set In my absolutely favourite city so will carry on for now.
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