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Two Paths in the Woods

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante is the first in a series of four novels by a popular Italian author who writes using a pseudonym. That is a word I don’t hear often! No matter who wrote this story, I … Continue reading

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Leave the Door Open

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin has finally moved from my “to read” to “read” stack!!! It took long enough, but I am happy I finally obtained a copy.This book reminded me in many ways of another … Continue reading

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Bouncing Ball

The Clancys of Queens: A Memoir by Tara Clancy was recommended to me by another blogger who enjoys many of the same books I do. This is a hilarious, well-written story told by a woman who was raised in New … Continue reading

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In Search of Glory

Napoleon: Life, legacy, and image: A biography by Alan Forrest is an interesting biography about the famous Corsican man of humble beginnings who promoted himself to Emperor in the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by Napoleon and decided … Continue reading

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Amateur Sleuth

I was searching for some light reading when I discovered Peter Mayle’s detective series. I have read two of the books now and can’t say either one tickled my fancy. The stories, The Diamond Caper and The Corsican Caper are … Continue reading

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Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes … Continue reading

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If Only

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion is the story of a British man who meets and falls in love with a woman named Angelina while living and working in Australia. He is playing piano  in a bar when he … Continue reading

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