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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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Obsessed Genius

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson is a new biography based on the great master’s notebooks. Leonardo was a copious note taker so there’s a lot here to digest, but I learned much I never knew about his life and … Continue reading

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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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A Child’s Eyes

The Book of Emma Reyes by Emma Reyes is a memoir of letters written by the late Colombian painter. Emma was raised in abject poverty by a woman who eventually abandoned Emma and her older sister. They ended-up in a … Continue reading

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Just Like Grandma

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown is the story of an unhappily married woman named Madeleine who is struggling to redefine her life. Her husband is controlling and when Madeleine runs home to her mother, she finds a collection … Continue reading

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The Art Thief by Noah Charney took me some time to grasp. On some levels, I enjoyed it. The story about three paintings which are stolen in three different countries has a good deal of art interpretation and is a … Continue reading

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Resurrection

To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman is a new fiction release slated for April. The book’s title is also the Kansas state motto. Knowing the tendency for tornadoes in this part of the U.S., it makes sense. Remember … Continue reading

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Cards We Are Dealt

Us by David Nicholls is a 2014 novel about the Petersen family. Doug and Connie of Great Britain are about to embark on a grand tour of Europe with their 17-year-old son Alvie when Connie informs her husband that her … Continue reading

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Voracious Appetites

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray is a novel which made me hungry. I say this because the premise of the story is that while hiding-out In the south of France prior to the second World War, Picasso has a … Continue reading

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Timid

Moonlight over Paris by Jennifer Robson is a novel which I found disappointing. It is a novel set in England and Paris just after World War One. Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr finds herself at loose ends when her fiance calls off … Continue reading

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