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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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Expendable Lives

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff  is a historical fiction novel set during and after World War II. It begins in New York near Grand Central Station where an unknown woman has been hit and killed by an … Continue reading

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U-Turn

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout was a sequel novel I looked forward to with great anticipation. Unfortunately, it left me feeling disgusted. I say this because this short story collection includes some content about the prickly Olive Kitterage, but it … Continue reading

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Finding Truth

The Riddle and the Knight: In search of Sir John Mandeville by Giles Milton is a non-fiction book published in 1996. This is another library book sale discovery which, quite frankly, left me amazed. Milton, a British journalist, discovered Mandeville’s … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton: A Biography by Connie N. Wooldridge is a YA book, but due to its content, I’m a bit surprised. I found this at a library book sale and brought it home because I’ve read and … Continue reading

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A New Mix

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg is the second in her series about the small town folks who reside in Manson Missouri. If you’ve read the first novel about Arthur Truluv, I am fairly certain you will enjoy this book … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son

The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler is another Top 150 novel. Published posthumously in 1903, this autobiographical story takes place in the Victorian 1800’s. It is the story of a man named Ernest who lives in England and … Continue reading

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