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Sing a New Song

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg is another delightful read by one of my favorite authors. Flagg’s work always gives me a lift! When divorced Chicago native Oswald Campbell discovers his rapidly approaching death, his elderly doctor hands him a … Continue reading

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Wine, Women and War

The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough is the first novel in a series of books based on Ancient Rome. I gratefully acknowledge fellow blogger Martie for her recommendation! This is an amazing historical fiction book which brought Rome … Continue reading

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From My Purr-spective

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is a recently published novel which has been translated from Japanese. The novel is written in the first-person. What makes it unique is that a cat named Nana is the narrator. Satoru is … Continue reading

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Bless the Beasts

Animal Magnetism: My Life With Creatures Great and Small by Rita Mae Brown is an October library book sale find. Ms. Brown has written many books, however, this is the first of hers I have read. She is most definitely … Continue reading

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Star-Crossed Lovers

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff increased my knowledge of Egypt and its well-known ruler who lived and died very near the time when Christ was born. I was very surprised to learn Cleopatra was in Rome when Julius Caesar, … Continue reading

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The Tempest

The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson is chock-full of literary references, as one might expect of a novel about a bookshop. This author’s debut centers on a 27-year-old girl named Miranda who teaches history. News of the death of … Continue reading

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Burnt Sugar

The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller is a recent novel about a forty-two year-old divorced woman who runs the family diner founded by her late parents in New England. Nora has a younger sister named Kit who, unlike Nora, … Continue reading

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