Posts tagged America

Mysterious Book Report No. 362 – Cherry

Mysterious Book Report Cherry

Cherry by Nico Walker Knopf, $26.95, 313 pages, ISBN 978-0-525-52013-9 Every person in America today who pays attention to the news and current events is aware that we’re dealing with an unprecedented drug and opioid crisis.  The numbers are staggering . . . and the statistics sobering . . . there were more than 70,000 […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 350 – Bearskin

Mysterious Book Report Bearskin

Bearskin by James McLaughlin Ecco/Harper Collins, $26.99, 340 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-274279-7 There is a quiet, but ongoing—and growing—conflict in America, in which well-intentioned, ultra-wealthy individuals are buying up huge parcels of undeveloped land and forests, which they then put into Nature Conservancies . . . places where, they hope, all things of and in the […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 190 – All Our ...

Mysterious Book Report All Our Names

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95, 256 pages, ISBN 978-0-385-34998-7 This week’s MBR is a diversion from our usual focus on the mystery and crime fiction genres, to take a brief sojourn into literary fiction with a novel about a love affair and the intersection of two wholly different cultures during […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 147 – Red Sky ...

Mysterious Book Report Red Sky in Morning

Red Sky in Morning by Paul Lynch Little, Brown and Company, $25.00, 275 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-23025-4 There’s an old Irish joke Michael Curley told me a number of years ago that goes like this:  How can you tell when an Irishman is losing his mind?  He forgets who he has grudges against!  It’s a joke […]