Reading: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread Author: Anne TylerCopyright: 2015Type: FictionFinished: May 31, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon A long time friend – Dianne – made me the most beautiful mask last week. She dyed the material herself and used a great pattern: no elastic loops to irritate the ears and no strands to tie… Continue reading Reading: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Reading: Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry

Rhino RanchAuthor: Larry McMurtryCopyright: 2009Type: FictionFinished: April 28, 2020 Rating: Rating: ★★★★ 4 out of 5 stars. Image from Amazon Ironically my longest write up of the Duane Moore series is for the shortest volume. This final novel of the Thalia/Duane Moore trilogy is a study of the tension between the small town of Thalia… Continue reading Reading: Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry

Reading: Texasville by Larry McMurtry

Texasville Author: Larry McMurtryCopyright: 1987Type: FictionFinished: April 12, 2020 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon Texasville picks up life in the small Texas town of Thalia about 30 years after “The Last Picture Show”. That first novel focused on Sonny, this one has his old best friend Duane in the crosshairs. Duane is an oil man… Continue reading Reading: Texasville by Larry McMurtry

Reading: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, AgainAuthor: Elizabeth StroutCopyright: 2019Type: FictionFinished: December 10, 2019 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon As she did with her character Lucy Barton in Anything Is Possible, Elizabeth Strout returns to one of her characters through a series of short stories. Olive Kitteridge is present to one degree or another in the various stories. Sometimes she… Continue reading Reading: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

Reading: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads SingAuthor: Delia OwensType: FictionFinished: August 1, 2019Copyright: 2018 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon This is a tale of a young girl – Catherine “Kya” Clark – who is abandoned by her mother, brother, and father to life in a marshy North Carolina cabin. From the age of six she has to learn… Continue reading Reading: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens