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Cathy Lamb

Tall Poppy Review: “The Language of Sisters”

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The Language of Sisters

Sometimes we read a book and sometimes we disappear into another world. Cathy Lamb’s novel, The Language of Sisters (Kensington Publishing Co.) is the latter. This story took me from Russia to Oregon and back again, through the tangles of family and the veracity of the statement “The truth will set you free.” This is the tale of a Russian, close-knit, witty and brilliant clan, the Kozlovsky family, who escape the horror of Communism and the KGB in Russia but can’t escape the memories. As they build a new life in Oregon they each must find a new life. But leaving the country does not mean leaving the secrets. We meet them twenty-five years after their escape. The Language of Sisters…

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Real People, Real Problems in Cathy Lamb’s ‘No Place I’d Rather Be’

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Full disclosure. I love Cathy Lamb’s books and No Place I’d Rather Be is no exception. Her writing is so warm, funny and real. Real people, real problems, solved in real ways. I mean, what’s not to like? Oh, wait, that’s not enough for you? Okay fine, this book has a six-foot-four love interest and recipes that hold the answers to secrets long held by an earlier generation. If that’s not enough for you then maybe you need a little Vegas baby. It’s true, No Place I’d Rather Be is not Vegas. In my mind, it’s better because this book is totally worth the money. It’s set in Montana where cookbooks with backstory are hidden in attics for women with…

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Is Shattered Glass The New Profile of A Woman For Trendy Book Covers?

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They say to never judge a book by its cover, but most of us are guilty of picking up a shiny novel just because of the awesome book cover image. It’s hard not to be enticed by a particularly cool graphic or just the right picture to whet your appetite. Book covers are works of art in and of themselves, pulling in the audience and setting the stage for the reading experience to come.  But if you’ve browsed enough bookstores, you start to notice that some of the covers look alike. Maybe it’s a bold print, or a similar type of photo, but soon you’re recognizing the same images in book after book. It makes sense: just like with fashion,…

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