Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

What's a vacation without a good audio book for the road? This one is a bit heavy on the melodrama, but a modern twist on a classical love story just the same. Ralph Pruitt's mail-order search for a reliable wife brings Catherine Land to his remote Wisconsin homestead. The mystery of her sensuous past and the deep seated remorse he carries over his past sins makes this almost a bodice-ripper. Almost. I can see this becoming a movie - soon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Postcards from a Dead Girl by Kirk Farber

I rounded out my Spring Break reading with this quirky story about a young man, Sid, who believes he is receiving postcards from Zoe, his old girlfriend, sent from all over the world. Since he is a telemarketer for adventure travel packages, Sid departs on a journey of his own and finally the reader learns the reasons for Sid's confusion about life. Also a quick read, I enjoyed Sid's self- deprecating narration.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Eternal on the Water by Joseph Monninger

I picked this up on cover image appeal needing a Spring Break travel book. A kayaker's love story. The novel opens with a tragic death and then flashes back to when Cobb and Mary met at a campsite along Maine's Allagash River. Whoever described it as Henry David Thoreau meets Nicholas Sparks had it right. Have a tissue ready for the end.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

I have only seen the trailer for the movie made recently from this novel. The book was an edge of your chair, page turner. Short chapters, mesmerizing characters and a fast paced mystery plot. I read it in two days and was not disappointed.