Read All About It!

Well, Oprah may have her book club, and maybe she can get books to rocket to the top of the best seller list by recommending them, but you won't find reviews of a more eclectic selection of books anywhere else.  You see, Susan reads far more than most people ever will, and on topics that range from forensic science to history to children's literature. Any of which might show up in these pages.

With that let's get started, click on any book, and remember to check back every month, as a new review will be added; it's up to you to figure out which one.

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Trip of the Tongue
Le Road Trip
The Bluebird Effect
Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage
Garden City
Mookwalking with Einstein
Seeing Further
The English is Coming
Holding the Line
You Need a Schoolhouse

And, course, previous reviews:

We Die Alone
David Howarth

I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Bill Bryson

Round Ireland with a Fridge
Tony Hawks

Up the Amazon without a Paddle
Doug Lansky

Animal Dreams
Barbara Kingsolver

The Bean Trees
Barbara Kingsolver

The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

The Pinball Effect
James Burke

The Bafut Beagles
Gerald Durrell

Menagerie Manor
Gerald Durrell

How the Irish Saved Civilization
Thomas Cahill

In a Sunburned Country
Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson

Two in the Bush
Gerald Durrell

High Tide in Tucson
Barbara Kingsolver

A Tuscan Childhood
Kinta Beevor

Come Back Alive
Robert Young Pelton

Nora, Nora
Anne River Siddons

The Lighthouse, The Cat, and The Sea
Russell Hoban

Slacks and Calluses
Constance Bowman
Clare Marie Allen

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Fannie Flagg

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody
Will Cuppy

Prodigal Summer
Barbara Kingsolver

To Serve Them all My Days
R.F. Delderfield

The Cat Who Covered the World
Christopher S. Wren

Lazy B
Sandra Day O'Connor
H. Alan Day

Made in America
Bill Bryson

A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar

Bean Blossom Dreams
Sallyann J. Murphey

How to Attract the Wombat
Will Cuppy

Life Among the Savages
Shirley Jackson

Noodling for Flatheads
Burkhard Bilger

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads
Steven Asma

African Diary
Bill Bryson

Educating Esmé
Esmé Raji Codell

The Mouse and His Child
Russell Hoban

Small Wonder
Barbara Kingsolver

Mark Kurlansky

A Childhood in Scotland
Christian Miller

My Cat Spit McGee
Willie Morris

Ruined by Reading
Lynne Sharon Schwartz

A Short History of Neary Everything
Bill Bryson

Michael Allin

To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Antonia Barber

Its Origin, Its Enigma, Its History

Alexander Waugh

All Over but the Shoutin'
Rick Bragg

Among the Bears
Benjamin Kilham

Driving Mr. Albert
Michael Paterniti

The Trust
Susan E. Tifft
Alex S. Jones

Population 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Micheal Perry

Breaking Clean
Judy Blunt

This Hill, This Valley
Hal Borland

Following the Sun
John Hanson Mitchell

The Olive Farm
Carol Drinkwater

A Border Passage
Leila Ahmed

McCarthy's Bar
Pete McCarthy

Road Scholar
Andrei Codrescu

Mark Kurlansky

Farewell to Manzanar
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston &
James D. Houston

The Outermost House
Henry Beston

The Cowboy and His Elephant
Malcolm MacPherson

The Fur Person
May Sarton

Straying from the Flock
Alexander Elder

Candy Freak
Steve Almond

Over The Hills
David Lamb

Neither Here nor There
Bill Bryson

An Hour Before Daylight
Jimmy Carter

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Azar Nafisi

Family Life,
Birth, Death and the Whole Damn Thing

Elisabeth Luard

Flat Stanley
Jeff Brown

The Stationary Ark
Gerald Durrell

Ava's Man
Rick Bragg

All The Strange Hours
Loren Eisley

Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain

Home Ground
Barry Lopez, Ed.

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
Bill Bryson

Can't Wait to get to Heaven
Fannie Flagg

No Touch Monkey
Ayun Halliday

Songbirds, Truffles, and Wolves
Gary Paul Nabhan

The Children's Blizzard
David Laskin

The Big Oyster
Mark Kurlansky

Karen Muller

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, & Camille Kingsolver

Omnivore's Dilemma
Michael Pollan

Truck: A Love Story
Michael Perry

Zero at the Bone
Eric Toso

Charles C. Mann

Flesh and Bone
Jefferson Bass

Off  Main Street
Michael Perry

In Defense of Food
Michael Pollen

First We Quit Our Jobs
Marilyn J. Abraham

Little Heathens
Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Way Off the Road
Bill Geist

Summers with the Bears
Jack Becklund

Central Park after Dark
Marie Winn

Farewell My Subaru
Doug Fine

Vicki Myron

Wesley the Owl
Stacy O'Brien

Queen of the Road
Doreen Orion

A Supremely Bad Idea
Luke Dempsey

The Hedgehog's Dilemma
Hugh Warwick

Made from Scratch
Jenna Woginrich

A Year in Provence
Peter Mayle

The Candy Bombers
Andrei Cherney

The Food of a Younger Land
Mark Kurlansky

Nomad's Hotel
Cees Nooteboom

Homer's Odyssey
Gwen Cooper

Farm City
Novella Carpenter

Cherries in Winter
Suzan Colon

Twenty Chickens for a Saddle
Robyn Scott

This Book is Overdue
Marilyn Johnson

Sy Montgomery

The Lunatic Express
Carl Hoffman

Kingbird Highway
Kenn Kaufman

The Last Empty Places
Peter Stark

Crossing with the Virgin
Kathryn Ferguson, Norma A. Price, and Ted Parks

The Cicumference of Home
Kurt Hoelting

Michael Perry

At Home
Bill Bryson

Food Heroes
Georgia Pellegrini

Let's Bring Back
Lesley M. M. Blume

The Dirty Life
Kristin Kimball

50 Jobs in 50 States
Daniel Seddiqui

Trauma Farm
Brian Brett

Growing a Garden City
Jeremy N Smith

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