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Down the Darkest Road

Your oldest daughter, a sixteen-year-old beauty, is missing.  Your husband has killed himself out of grief.  Your younger daughter is screaming silently for the childhood she was never allowed to experience and the mother who has been absen More...

Posted 3/13/2013 12:05 PM

Can You Trust Your Eyes?

Linwood Barclay’s newest novel is titled Trust Your Eyes and it makes you wonder if you can even trust yourself. More...

Posted 2/15/2013 12:51 PM

Have a Sweet Tooth?

American audiences perhaps best know Ian McEwan not by name, but by m More...

Posted 1/30/2013 11:46 AM

A Miss…

Patricia Cornwell began her brilliant writing career with the novel, Post Mortem.  This is the first of 19 novels dealing with the life and loves of medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.  She is the meticulous, overly cautious and a little parano More...

Posted 9/6/2012 02:20 PM

The Voice

There are voices in our lives that calm us, give us solace, warm us, make us smile, make us feel safe.  Voices of loved ones, of course; your mother whispering your name, your spouse proclaiming love, your child’s laughter. More...

Posted 2/22/2012 10:55 AM

Diana's Top Shelf

I’ve followed the Pleasanton Express since the 1970s (now that’s scary), watching them grow and expand in so many ways. And now they are going to take this huge step into the great digital divide! More...

Posted 11/23/2011 01:18 AM

Inferno

Earth is a finite planet.  There is only a certain amount of area, certain amount of resources, certain amount of atmosphere.  It is infected with parasites that seem to be infinite—mankind.  The population expands by 384,000 per DAY.& More...

Posted 6/27/2013 10:37 AM

Dynasty, Thy Name is Duck

As I may have mentioned before, I don’t like reality TV shows.  They glorify rude, crude, tasteless and tacky people, regardless of income, and present a skewed view of life and morality.  I didn’t like them, until I stumbled upon “Duck Dyn More...

Posted 6/18/2013 08:40 PM

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

I am a self-professed Anglophile and fiercely proud of it.  I love English movies, English music, English accents, but not particularly English food.  Love English literature, though.  I will wade through the quicksand that can be D. More...

Posted 3/6/2013 12:05 PM

What Now, Sherlock?

Everyone has heard of Sherlock Holmes, whether they have ever read a word of Arthur Conan Doyle’s. Everyone knows he’s a smartie (hence the term, “No s*^t Sherlock!”) and through the new movies, they think he is also a man of action. More...

Posted 2/6/2013 12:02 PM

A Hit…

Hieronymus Bosch was an early Renaissance Dutch painter, best known for his fantastical interpretations of the Bible and morality tales.  You’ve probably seen some of his work, very stylized, treading between dream and nightmare.  One of th More...

Posted 8/22/2012 10:13 AM

I am woman

“I am Woman. Hear me roar,” was the battle cry for a generation of women (and some of their mothers!) in 1975. Oddly, this song, made famous by Helen Reddy, was written by two men! More...

Posted 12/9/2011 10:09 AM