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Rest In Peace

November 22nd, 2020 marked the 57 year anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy in Dallas. Killing Kennedy: the end of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly is a good book about the events connected with that tragic day in … Continue reading

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Hunted

A Bookshop in Berlin: The rediscovered memoir of one woman’s harrowing escape from the Nazis by Francoise Frenkel is the true story of the Jewish author’s desperate struggle to escape capture by the Nazis during World War II. Told in … Continue reading

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Round Trip

In the past week I read two books in the Elmwood Springs, Missouri series by Fannie Flagg. They are Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven and Standing in the Rainbow. While both are good, I enjoyed the Heaven novel most. … Continue reading

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Top 22?

As you may recall, about this time each year I share a list of my favorite reads during the current year. I choose and list the books I rated as 5 stars on Goodreads. Amazingly, the list this year is … Continue reading

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Take a Stand

A notice to my followers! Effective immediately, I will no longer be sharing my book reviews on Facebook. Censorship is unacceptable!!! Thank you for your loyalty. I appreciate you all.

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A Man For His Time

I have long been fascinated by Winston Churchill and the new book about him, The Splendid And the Vile by Erik Larson is outstanding. This book covers the time just prior to and during the Blitz in World War Two. … Continue reading

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Storytelling

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield is unlike any novel I remember reading. The unique nature of this tale impressed me because in ways, it meanders like a river current. As soon as a bedraggled, bloodied stranger enters the … Continue reading

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Threads of Life

The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes is a “then and now” story which flips back and forth in time taking place in Washington state. The two main characters are women; Mei Lein who lived in the late … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters

I recently read two historical fiction novels about famous women. The first was My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie and the second was Song of the Nile (Cleopatra’s Daughter, #2) also written … Continue reading

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Life Changer

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman is a hilarious book of letters the author has written to his young son. Given all that’s presently going on in the world, this clever book of off-the-wall … Continue reading

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