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Ancient Wisdom

I most fortunately obtained a discarded memoir written by Pearl S. Buck at a library book sale. Entitled My Several Worlds: A Personal Record, recounts Buck’s amazing life which includes her years in China as well as her years in … Continue reading

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The Poor Among Us

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith is a well-known Top 150 20th Century novel which is semi-autobiographical. Over the course of the early 1900’s, the main character Francie and her family reside in several tenements in Brooklyn. Her … Continue reading

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Mummy, Mummy, Who’s Got the Mummy?

River God by Wilbur Smith is the first in a series about scrolls written over 4,000 years ago in Egypt by a eunuch named Taita who attended the young Queen Lostris of a much older Pharoh Mamose. Although the author … Continue reading

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Off With His Head

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory is a recent historical fiction novel which takes place during the final turbulent days of England’s King Charles. This is a love story of sorts; love between a poor midwife with two children whose husband disappeared … Continue reading

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5 Stars 2019

Here’s my list of favorite reads during 2019! Many are not new, but in my estimation, great reads. I appreciate your continued patronage and send best wishes for a happy holiday season and peaceful New Year. The Late George Apley … Continue reading

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That’s Hollywood

The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian is a fictional novel with a lot of action. Set in California during the McCarthy era, its main character Roxanne goes against many 1950’s conventions by opening her own agency for aspiring Hollywood screenwriters. … Continue reading

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The Apple from the Tree

American Princess: A novel of first daughter Alice Roosevelt by Stephanie Marie Thornton is a well researched book about President Theodore Roosevelt’s first child who led a very colorful life. Alice’s mother died only two days after giving birth leaving … Continue reading

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