Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week Thirteen - 39 To Go

After a slow start, C.J. Box ties it altogether. All of the characters are here, leaving the possibility of tangential stories. Although it took awhile for Nate to appear, his presence as always added to the suspense.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week Twelve - 40 To Go

In Paul Mosier’s debut middle grade venture, he contrasts light moments with dark moments while providing moments that will bring a catch to your throat. Due to family circumstances, Rydr, the main character, becomes immersed in poetry as she makes her way by Amtrak to Chicago.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Week Eleven - 41 To Go

If as a reader you crave suspense, this stand-alone novel by Bill Pronzini is for you. While the point of view changes from chapter to chapter, this multiple perspective provide the narrative with punch as well as red herrings.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week Ten - 42 To Go

Set in a mining site in the Australian outback, a deranged soldier from Afghanistan provides a convincing red herring. Gratuitous darkness and violence might put some readers off. While difficult to get into, the strong female character, Harriet “Harry” Jupiter Blue, makes finishing the book worthwhile.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week Nine - 43 To Go

The title will catch your eye, but the content will leave you bewildered. This promotion of the Hipstamatic app is copyrighted 2015, perhaps Fagans needs to update.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fire Damages Former Grocery Store

A fire consumed the back portion of a former Auburn corner store Thursday morning (2/23/17), displacing the owner and a family in an adjacent home.

Called in around 1:09 a.m., the Auburn Fire Department responded to the old Capace grocery store. Located at 191 State Street, the store had closed for over 20years ago. The Auburn Fire Department spent hours battling the blaze.  

Fire Chief Joe Morabito said one occupant was living in the back of the store. Neighbors said Joseph Capace, the grandson of the past store owners, was living in the back apartment and owned the entire building on the corner of State and Cottage Streets. Morabito said he made it out safely.

"The family has owned the building forever and a day," Morabito said. "There's still things in the building that were part of the grocery store."