Recent Reads

Beyond Repair by Charlotte Stein (2014).  A re-read of one of my favorite books.  Stein tends to create interesting, flawed characters who mesh in all the right ways, and a lot of the chemistry comes from the internal and external dialogues.  This story about a troubled movie star at his lowest point who meets a very damaged young woman is no exception.  As often happens in Stein's books, they bring out the strengths in each other as they form a relationship.

Dirty Baller by Vesper Vaughn (2016).  Light, entertaining read about an American journalist who discovers her one-night-stand in London is part of the football/American soccer team she came to England to feature.  Oops!

Mountain Madness:  Scott Fischer, Mount Everest, and a Life Lived on High by Robert Birkby (2008).  Written by his friend, this account of Scott Fischer's life and mountaineering career is intriguing and sympathetic.  Fischer is one of the climbers, and one of two adventure travel business owners, who died during the widely-covered--and widely-debated--1996 Mt. Everest tragedy.


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