Lady Jayne
Clan Fraser
Joined: October 4th, 2009, 7:41 pm

August 9th, 2017, 4:54 pm #1396

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Character: Katey Kontent
Occupation: Secretary
Location: New York City

Friendships, compromises, misconceptions
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sassenach
Clan Fraser Veteran
sassenach
Clan Fraser Veteran
Joined: December 10th, 2009, 3:58 pm

August 14th, 2017, 2:12 pm #1397

Crimson and Bone by Marina Fiorato

Character : Annie Stride
Occupation:Prostitute
Location: C19 London

Obsession, love, danger
"It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach"



“Sassenach." He had called me that from the first; the Gaelic word for outlander, a stranger. An Englishman. First in jest, then in affection.”



My Book Blog
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Lisa SF
Clan Fraser
Joined: August 2nd, 2011, 11:43 pm

August 14th, 2017, 2:46 pm #1398

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig

Character: Tom Hazzard
Occupation: History teacher
Location: London

Meaning of life, immortality, love
"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books." - Irving Stone

Just another reader with a blog... check it out here.
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Lisa SF
Clan Fraser
Joined: August 2nd, 2011, 11:43 pm

August 27th, 2017, 9:22 pm #1399

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Character: Jane Young
Occupation: Wedding planner
Location: Maine

Public shaming, reputations, choices
"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books." - Irving Stone

Just another reader with a blog... check it out here.
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Lisa SF
Clan Fraser
Joined: August 2nd, 2011, 11:43 pm

July 9th, 2018, 4:51 am #1400

Oh wow, just rediscovered this thread after almost a year! Jumping in:

Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pearce

Character: Emmaline Lake
Occupation: Typist at a publishing house; fire service volunteer
Location: London (1941)

Historical fiction, plucky heroine, advice columns
"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books." - Irving Stone

Just another reader with a blog... check it out here.
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Lady Jayne
Clan Fraser
Joined: October 4th, 2009, 7:41 pm

July 9th, 2018, 6:47 pm #1401

Thanks for resurrecting this thread, Lisa SF!

The Dry by Jane Harper

Character: Aaron Falk
Occupation: Detective
Location: Australia

Murder, misconceptions, homecoming
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Joined: October 21st, 2014, 12:07 pm

July 11th, 2018, 8:49 pm #1402

Yes, I liked this thread. Thanks!

The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa (I'm reading it in French)

Character: Felicito Yanaqué
Occupation: Business Owner
Location: Peru

Defiance, Fraud, Modern Life
Da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum.

Donne-moi mille baisers, et puis cent, et puis mille autres, puis une seconde fois cent, puis encore mille autres, puis cent.
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Suec
Clan Fraser
Suec
Clan Fraser
Joined: September 25th, 2012, 9:08 am

July 15th, 2018, 9:46 pm #1403

Day of the Dead: A Freida Klein Novel by Nicci French .

Character Malcolm Karlsson
Occupation Detective
Location London

Endings, murder, mystery.
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Lady Jayne
Clan Fraser
Joined: October 4th, 2009, 7:41 pm

July 16th, 2018, 1:57 am #1404

The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner

Character: Lauren Kinkaid
Occupation: Journalist
Location: Orient, NJ

Loss, Family, Forgiveness
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NigheanDubh
Clan Fraser
Joined: September 17th, 2009, 3:16 am

July 16th, 2018, 3:05 pm #1405

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Character: Nicola Marter
Occupation: Art Historian, specialized in Russian studies 
Location: England/Scotland

Paranormal, mystery, romance
"'I wish to God,' said Gideon with mild exasperation, 'that you'd talk--just once--in prose like other people.'"
--Game of Kings
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Lisa SF
Clan Fraser
Joined: August 2nd, 2011, 11:43 pm

July 19th, 2018, 2:28 am #1406

The Lido by Libby Page

Character: Kate Matthews
Occupation: Journalist
Location: Brixton, London

Friendship, community, neighbors
(really lovely contemporary fiction!)
"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books." - Irving Stone

Just another reader with a blog... check it out here.
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NigheanDubh
Clan Fraser
Joined: September 17th, 2009, 3:16 am

July 20th, 2018, 2:17 am #1407

A Beggar in Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel

Character:  David 
Occupation: a wanderer, a visitor 
Location:  Jerusalem 

Six Day War, bridging past and present, life and death
(very poetic, moving and deep)
"'I wish to God,' said Gideon with mild exasperation, 'that you'd talk--just once--in prose like other people.'"
--Game of Kings
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