Posts tagged Redemption

Mysterious Book Report No. 357 – The Line...

Mysterious Book Report The Line That Held Us

The Line That Held Us by David Joy Putnam/Penguin, $27.00, 256 pages, ISBN 978-0-399-57422-1 The MBR is kicking off the New Year with an elegant—and stunning—tale of Appalachian noir that combines elements of kinship and friendship, absolute love and total retribution, death, revenge and redemption.  It is a novel you’ll find yourself thinking about long […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 305 – She Ride...

Mysterious Book Report She Rides Shotgun

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper ECCO/Harper Collins, $26.99, 257 pages, ISBN 978-0-06-239440-8 Some authors hit the bookstores in high gear and never stop producing exciting and original works that become award-winners and best-sellers almost overnight, because readers get excited and tell their friends about it. Word-of-mouth spreads like wildfire and the writer establishes a […]

Mysterious Book Report No. 225 – The Anim...

Mysterious Book Report The Animals

The Animals by Christian Kiefer W.W. Norton & Company, $25.95, 309 pages, ISBN 978-0-87140-883-9 Have you ever experienced poverty? Not the sort where you bounced a check once, but chronic poverty—the type that is constant, relentless and crushing—the kind that destroys self respect, hope and confidence? It’s a condition capable of wrecking relationships and driving […]