Jan Stafford Kellis
Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Arcadia by Lauren GroffMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought this book at The Babbling Book in Haines, Alaska (great store, if you’re ever in the neighborhood) because I had already read and enjoyd Lauren Groff’s other book, The Monsters of Templeton.  This book didn’t disappoint. This is the…

The Divide by Nicholas Evans

The Divide by Nicholas Evans

The Divide by Nicholas EvansMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought (rescued) this book from a garage sale.  The pages are warped, the cover is worn.  I wonder how many have read it already. Nicholas Evans writes what I like to read:  it’s engaging, it’s easy, it’s energetic. The…

The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica BauermeisterMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This story is told through an artful combination of characters and cooking, which seems to be Bauermeister’s calling card.  She does it well.  The characters are well-developed, their lives and personalities related like ingredients and recipes, each…

Four Spirits

Four Spirits

Four Spirits by Sena Jeter NaslundMy rating: 4 of 5 stars It seems Sena Jeter Naslund can’t write a bad book, so no matter the subject, it’s a must-read.  This particular tome takes place in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s and the story follows different characters, whose lives intersect at…