October 2, 2008

Author: Chris Hannan
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Started: 10/1/08
Completed: 10/6/08

This is a modern novel about the American West. It deals with the role of women, and with drug abuse. It is a dark novel, but an interesting read.


On Kingdom Mountain

April 5, 2008

Author: Howard Frank Mosher
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Started: 4/5/08
Completed: 4/9/08

I have read, and enjoyed, at least one other of Mosher’s books, so I thought I’d take a chance on this one. It is set in northern Vermont (a favorite place) in about 1930 and has action, romance and comedy. A very good book. It will lead me to seek out more of Howard Frank Mosher!

Author: Edwin Shrake
Copyright 2007
Published by John M Hardy Publishing

Started: 12/31/07
Completed: 1/4/08

This is a novel about the aftermath of the US Civil War. It is set in Texas. Four main characters come together in a time of crisis, with crises of their own. There is adventure, romance, violence and history. I did see some things I thought were anachronistic, but I enjoyed this book.