Monthly Archives: July 2012

SUMMERLAND: a recommendation

When I asked you Facebook fans for book recommendations, Summerland was mentioned several times.  So I read it, loved it, recommend it.  Here’s why. Sense of place.  The setting is Nantucket, where the author, Elin Hilderbrand, has lived since 1984, and she knows the island well.  From the very first page, you’ll see it, smell it, hear it. Immediacy.  The plot centers on the tight-knit island community, so idyllic, yet [...]

By | 2012-07-26T05:00:30+00:00 2012|Blog|8 Comments

My summer reading list

I ask you what you’re reading many a Tuesday in the SPEEDY BD SURVEY, and you have every right to ask me back.  The answer?  I can’t read much when I’m working on a book, but now that Sweet Salt Air is done and summer here, my to-read pile is growing. At the top is Toni Morrison’s newest, Home.  I would read anything of hers, if only to experience the [...]

By | 2012-07-11T05:00:47+00:00 2012|Blog|18 Comments