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City on the Currents, Brian S. Matthews. Sequel to the first novel New Wilderness. Again, fast-paced and "un-put-downable"!! The characters and plot are fleshed out, it's just what you imagine would happen in an apocalypse - but it's not finished yet!! third installment still to come, and not to be missed.

New Wilderness, Brian S. Matthews. Fascinating book about animals suddenly turning on people everywhere, and how the humans try to survive it. Love the character development. Fast-paced page-turner; plan to read it when you have time to inhale it at one sitting!!

One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters—one a man, one a dog— hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other.

"An art-house take on the classic zombie genre." Indeed. Love that the reader is a participant in the story...although it makes me feel extremely uneasy to be stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

from Modern Mrs. Darcy

Twitterature (August 2013 Edition)

Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner. This sweeping novel is really a commentary on marriage: what makes it work? What makes it fail? It's slow-paced and thoughtful, but easy to get caught up in. That being said, if you want to read Wallace Stegner, start with Crossing to Safety. It's my favorite book of the YEAR so far, and that's saying a lot.

from Oprah.com

Angels Make Their Hope Here

This tender historical novel tells the story of Dossie, a spunky stick of a girl who, after escaping slavery, finds a surrogate family in a Civil War–era settlement where blacks and whites live together harmoniously.

"I like to see flowers growing, but when they are gathered, they cease to please. I look on them as things rootless and perishable; their likeness to life makes me sad. . .I believe that this life is not all; neither the beginning nor the end. I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep."