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The Saboteur

The Saboteur

  By Andrew Gross   If you liked the movie, The Guns of Navarone (who didn’t?) or The Heroes of Telemark, then you will race through this terrific novel.  But even if you haven’t seen the flicks, but you enjoy solid story-telling with a foundation in historical fact, The Saboteur will have your heart racing

Book Review: “All That Is” by James Salter

Book Review: “All That Is” by James Salter

The melancholy but richly observed life of the fictional Philip Bowman as told by master author, James Salter has particular resonance for us Suddenly Solos. Bowman is old enough to have served in the Pacific during World War II and has loved and lost several times as he passes through life (sound familiar?) James Salter

Book Review: What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

Book Review: What Do Women Want?  Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

“What Do Women Want?  Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” – By Daniel Bergner Just the title would seem to guarantee it as a popular beach-read this summer by both men and women!  Whetting one’s literary appetite, Daniel Bergner’s book was recently excerpted as the cover story in the New York Times Magazine (May

Book Review: Six Years by Harlan Coben

Book Review: Six Years by Harlan Coben

We have written about pursuing our “lost loves” and how it can be part of a natural reaction to achieve some closure (or reopening!) of a previous chapter in our lives. Harlan Coben does a wonderful job of taking this concept and making it part of a satisfying mystery/thriller/love story in Six Years.  College professor

Book Review: An Available Man

Book Review: An Available Man

There are not many books that come along that I believe accurately reflect the status and thinking of many of us Suddenly Solos, but I think that An Available Man is right on the money. Hilma Wolitzer, an expert and experienced writer (14 books), chronicles the experiences of Edward Schuyler, a widowed 62-year old secondary