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War, What is it Good For?

I recently completed two books which shared an historical connection Flyboys: A True Story Of Courage by James D. Bradley and The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan. The first is non-fiction and the second, fiction, but both take place … Continue reading

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O H I O

The Pioneers by David McCullough is a new release by one of my most admired historian writers. This book is derived from actual accounts originally written by people who were early settlers of the newly acquired purchase of territory bordering … Continue reading

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Thanks Mom

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts has been patiently waiting on my to be read pile for years. In honor of all mothers, I’m happy to report I finally read it! This collection of stories about … Continue reading

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What Jackie Said

The Editor by Steven Rowley is a recently published historical fiction novel in which a young author named James Francis Smale finds himself sitting in a conference room at a major New York publisher. Nervous and curious, he is about … Continue reading

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Missing My Mother

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy is a touching novel about a man named Myshkin whose mother abandoned him when he was 9-years-old. After reading the first line of the book, I had a tough time putting … Continue reading

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I Am Back!

A recent surgery on my hand provided me ample reading time. Review writing however, has been sidelined while I’ve been recovering. Here is a brief summary of novels and books which I found to be good company over past weeks. … Continue reading

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Swiss Cheese

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher who lives in Maine. Olive is a controlling woman who thinks she knows better than everyone else. We’ve all known people like her. Understandably, she’s … Continue reading

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