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Water, Water Everywhere

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is a highly publicized novel which came as a disappointment to me. Although there were things I liked about the book, the positives were far outweighed by negative reactions I had to a number of … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris is a recent random pick off the library shelf. I didn’t realize at the time that I’d previously read and abandoned another of this author’s books. This time, I completed the … Continue reading

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Triple Jeopardy

The U.S.A. Trilogy by John Dos Passos is comprised of three historical fiction novels – The 42nd Parallel, 1919, and The Big Money. Published in 1938, the style of the books is unique. In addition to fictional stories, the author … Continue reading

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Across the Pond

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff is the sequel to a book I read earlier entitled 34 Charing Cross Road. I strongly encourage you to read Charing Cross Road if you intend to read this book in order … Continue reading

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Destiny

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard is an engrossing, informative non-fiction history written by a talented author. Churchill is another historical leader I find fascinating. What I … Continue reading

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The Last Frontier

The River of Doubt:Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard is so well-written that I felt the author experienced the perilous journey through the Amazon jungle along with TR (Theodore Roosevelt)  and his fellow explorers. In this exciting non-fiction book, … Continue reading

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At the Fair

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford is a sad historical fiction loosely based on events which occurred at and around the 1909 World’s Fair in Seattle. In this novel, a young boy named Earnest Young is raffled off … Continue reading

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