The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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November 30, 2019

In November, I was reading ...




2018
How the light gets in,
by Louise Penny

2017
Northanger Abbey,
by Jane Austen

2016
When in French:  love in a second language,
by Lauren Collins

2015
My history:  a memoir of growing up,
by Antonia Fraser

2014
Miss Buncle married,
by D.E. Stevenson

2013
The custom of the country,
by Edith Wharton

2012
Consider the fork:  a history of how we cook and eat,
by Bee Wilson

2011
George Eliot in love,
by Brenda Maddox

2010
As always, Julia: the letters of Julia Child
and Avis DeSoto
,
edited by Joan Reardon

2009
The vows of silence,
by Susan Hill

2008
When will there be good news?
by Kate Atkinson

2007
The blue last and The grave Maurice,
by Martha Grimes

2006
A tale of two sisters,
by Anna Maxted

2005
The Sunday Philosophy Club and
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate,
by Alexander McCall Smith

2004
The heiress,
by Ruth and Augustus Goetz

2003
The bad beginning,
by Lemony Snicket

2002
And justice there is none,
by Deborah Crombie

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