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The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy

Everyone knows that Helen, the pharmacist’s wife, has never taken to living in a small town. Even her children, Kit and Emmett, know how unhappy she seems. So when Helen disappears one night everyone suspects the she drowned herself in the lake. Twelve year old Kit thinks this too. That’s why she burned the letter that her mother left for her father before anyone can read it and find out that she did kill herself and that she can’t be buried in the cemetery. Burning that letter changes Kit’s life though, in ways that she can’t even imagine.

Usually when I read Maeve Binchy I think that the whole of Ireland would benefit from some antidepressants in the water. This one, strangely, wasn’t that depressing. I’m not sure how I missed this one when it came out.


Listening to:

Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

This is the finale of the Women of the Otherworld series. There is a war brewing between the forces of Heaven and Hell and the supernaturals on Earth are caught in the middle. Some are trying to reveal their existence to humans while others will do anything to keep it quiet.


The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Ciro and Enzo grew up on the same mountain in Italy. They both emigrated to America in the early 1900s. Over the years they meet briefly and lose either other. Ciro is a shoemaker and Enzo is a seamstress. Eventually their lives intertwine in this historical family epic.