Monthly Archives February 2016

Fallen Land — a Book Review

I can easily say that Taylor Brown’s debut novel, “Fallen Land”, is the best thing I’ve read all year.  Of course, it’s only February.  But, I will bet that by the time December rolls around it will remain one of my top picks if not THE top pick.  See, when I finished reading the last page I was sorry there was no more, certainly didn’t want to return it to the library and was tempted to go back to the beginning and start again!

Fallen Land

 The story takes place during the last days of the Civil War, in the devastated south, at the time of Sherman’s march to the sea.  This is not a story of the Civil War but rather a story of surviving the dangerous, lawless land left in its wake.  A land left with little resources and filled with groups of marauders looking to take advantage of the vulnerable...

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A Nice Surprise

Sutter Creek is a little town on  Hwy 49 about 5 miles from the Jackson Rancheria RV Park in Jackson, CA where we recently spent 4 nights.

On our last day we decided to drive into Sutter Creek to browse their antique shops.  I had something specific in mind that I hadn’t found in the antique shops in Jackson’s historic district.  So, we took our time looking through a couple of shops that were open.  

I’ve often found that shops in these tiny towns do not always adhere to the hours of operation listed on their doors.  Maybe, after the posted 11:00 – 5:00 they should add in parenthesis “If I’m feelin’ it”.  So, when I say that we looked through the ones that were open it means there were at least two others that should have been, according to their posted hours, but weren’t...

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