Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Amnesia by Andrew Neiderman

Andrew Neiderman was  born in 1940 and is an American  novelist, screen writer and ghost writer.  He taught English  in upstate New York before he started writing books.   Neiderman is married to the former model  Dian Wilson and they have two children, and three grandchildren. Amnesia is certainly not the best known of his novels.  Still, I enjoyed …

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eBay Business by Joseph T. Sinclair

I had decided to get rid of some of the stuff in our spare room that was surplus to requirements.  I considered various of the sale sites, but if ever a company could be described as the “800-pound gorilla” of its industry, eBay is just that.  In the exploding world of online auctions eBay seems …

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Absolute Proof by Stephen Frey

I cannot remember how I came across this book, however, the plot sounded great, a film comes to light of the man shooting from the grassy knoll.  The story attracted me as it draws from much of the controversy surrounding the Kennedy assassination. The story starts when Cole Egan’s estranged father dies, leaving Cole the …

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Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs is a bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit series Bones.   This is a brilliant riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan.  It is a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes world of diamond mining in Northern Canada. A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital …

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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks

When I originally found this book in the library, I was surprised at the juxtaposition of P.G. Wodehouse’s hilarious characters and Sebastian Faulks, whom I do not think of as a comedic writer.  I had been unaware that Faulks was a life long Wodehouse fan. Sebastian Charles Faulks was born in Donnington,  near Newbury in …

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Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison by Dorothy Rowe

If you don’t feel the need for deeper understanding, then this book by Dorothy Rowe will be no use to you.  Dr Dorothy Rowe was born in Australia in 1930 and is a psychologist and author, whose particular area of interest is depression.  She came to England in her forties and worked at  Sheffield University.  She was the …

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Body Language by James Hall

James Hall is a most interesting person.  he was born in Kentucky, and graduated from Florida Presbyterian College with a B.A. in literature, and a deep love of Florida. He went on to earn an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah.  He then returned to Florida to teach …

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With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed by Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss was born in England on 31 May 1955.  She is a writer, journalist, and broadcaster.  She started out as a literary editor but got sidetracked. Truss is the author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas.   She spent six years as the television critic of The Times in London, followed by four years as …

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The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

What an incredible book this was.  I know it attracts extremes of views, some people love it others despise it.  I found this little book by accident in my library.  It is quite short and I read the whole book within a couple of days.  I simply think it is a lovely story and possibly …

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Gravity by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen MD was born June 12, 1953.  She is a Chinese-American novelist and retired physician. In 1975, Gerritsen graduated from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology, intrigued by the ranges of human behaviour.  She went on to study medicine at the  University of California in San Francisco.   She received her medical degree in 1979 …

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