Tag Archives: Russia

Living in Fear

The Siege and The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore are historical fiction novels based in Leningrad during World War Two. The first novel introduces a family of three Anna Levin, her 5-year-old brother, and her father who is a writer. Andrei … Continue reading

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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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Bird’s Eye View

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T Lee is a fictional novel about Chinese-American sisters named Lucia and Miranda. It is a story about mental illness told by an omniscient narrator who offers insights on Lucia’s mental illness through the … Continue reading

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Breaking Tradition

Code Girls: The untold story of the American women code breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy is an exceptional book about the lives and achievements of women and men who played significant roles in secret government offices during … Continue reading

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In Search of Glory

Napoleon: Life, legacy, and image: A biography by Alan Forrest is an interesting biography about the famous Corsican man of humble beginnings who promoted himself to Emperor in the 19th century. I have always been fascinated by Napoleon and decided … Continue reading

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Turn coat

With the exception of what I thought was unnecessary explicit sex, A Single Spy by William Christie is a novel I enjoyed. It takes place during World War II. The main character, Alexsi, is an orphaned teenage boy who becomes … 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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