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Keep Digging

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca is a well researched book about a real life female detective named Mrs. Grace Humiston and her incredible story. Solving baffling cases and championing the rights of the underserved earned Grace her well-deserved nickname. … Continue reading

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Secrets

The Pigeon Tunnel: stories from my life by John le Carré (David John Moore Cornwall) is an enlightening autobiography written by the well-known author of many popular espionage novels. During a short period in his life, the author was an … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

For Isabel, a Mandala by Antonio Tabucchi and translated by Elizabeth Harris is a small novel with a big message. This is a contemplative story about a dead Polish writer named Tadeus who returns to Earth from a star. His … Continue reading

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The Polish Front

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is a 2017 book based on World War Two events experienced by the author’s Jewish ancestors. I have read many books about the war, but this is the first I think I have … Continue reading

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Humming a New Tune

Nocturnes: Five stories of music and nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro is a collection of music themed short stories. As a Ishiguro fan and music lover, this novel aroused my curiosity. I ended-up being surprised because it seemed so different from … Continue reading

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It’s In There

The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra had been sitting on my bookcase for the longest time. Encountering it recently while sorting books prompted me to read it! I’ve read similar stories based on hidden messages in Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces … Continue reading

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Bella

Four Seasons in Rome: On twins, insomnia, and the biggest funeral in the history of the world by Anthony Doerr provided a nice, lighthearted read after my previous undertaking, SPQR. As many of you may know, Doerr authored Pulitzer prize-winning … Continue reading

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