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Friday, December 3, 2021

Book Club

‘News of the World’

‘News of the World’

By Paulette Jiles. This book featuring Captain Kidd soon may be a film starring Tom Hanks. Story: Diane Dean “News of the World” begins in 1870 in a northern Texas town. Captain Kidd travels from town to town to read…
‘Before I Met You’

‘Before I Met You’

By Lisa Jewell. A book about relationships, choices, and parallel lives. This is another audiobook I listened to and I’m so glad I did. The narrator, Helen Duff, did a remarkable job considering there were multiple characters of both sexes.…
Book club delves into national problems

Book club delves into national problems

Dopesick’ and ‘Small Great Things’ look at health hazards from different angles. Story: Diane Dean The Bookworm Book Club recently discussed two books dealing with topics in the news. “Dopesick,” by Beth Macy, has information from experts and stories of…
Feed Your Soul

Feed Your Soul

By Carly Pollack. Author advises to get off the diet roller coaster and begin self-healing for long-term change.  There are millions of diets (or so it seems) geared to help people lose weight, and while some do work, numerous dieters…
‘Best State Ever’

‘Best State Ever’

By Dave Barry. Great comic relief about the state of Florida. Story: Diane Dean “Oh, Florida—How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country,” by Craig Pittman, and “Best State Ever,” by Dave Barry, were read by the Bookworm…
Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night

By Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch returns and gets an unlikely partner in his search to solve a cold case. “Dark Sacred Night” is about the pragmatic former Los Angeles police detective who does more to solve the case than he…
‘Send Down the Rain’

‘Send Down the Rain’

By Charles Martin. The love story about a Vietnam veteran and his childhood sweetheart carries readers on a journey from Southeast Asia to the Florida Panhandle.     Post-traumatic stress disorder is a complicated illness that many people don’t understand.…
‘The Longevity Code’

‘The Longevity Code’

By Dr. Chris Verburgh. Author offers tools to increase lifespan and reduce the risk of age-related diseases.  As a medical doctor, researcher, and author, Chris Verburgh believes that by understanding how our bodies age on a cellular level, we can…
‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

By David Grann. A modern tragedy omitted from history books. Story: Diane Dean The first chapter, titled “Vanishing,” begins: “In April, millions of tiny flowers spread over the blackjack hills and vast prairies in the Osage territory of Oklahoma. The…
The Glass Room

The Glass Room

By Ann Cleeves. The fifth book in the Vera Stanhope series doesn’t disappoint. I first saw Vera Stanhope when watching British crime mysteries on television. I love them, and “Vera” is one of my favorites. After learning it was based…
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