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A Woman of Two Minds
Mystery
Ann Ronald

A WOMAN OF TWO MINDS Somehow, I never imagined the author of the three-book Red Queen mystery series would next turn her attention to science

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The Thanksgiving Visitor
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Thanksgiving Visitor My annual reading of Truman Capote’s beloved story, The Thanksgiving Visitor, a tale of the spirit of giving, is my bellwether that

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The After Party
Fiction
Ann Ronald

THE AFTER PARTY Anton DiSclafani writes intriguingly insightful novels about young women who have more money than good sense.  I reviewed her first such narrative,

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How to Catch a Mole
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

HOW TO CATCH A MOLE How to Catch a Mole is the surprisingly enchanting memoir of a molecatcher. A what, you might ask, molecatcher? Like

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A SINGLE SPY Writing A Single Spy, William Christie turns a historical footnote into a complicated novel of international intrigue.  That footnote, found in Professor

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Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch
Crime
Ann Ronald

BETRAYAL AT THE BUFFALO RANCH Sara Sue Hoklotubbe’s Betrayal at the Buffalo Ranch is the first Sadie Walela novel I have read, but it turns

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Don't Skip Out on Me
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin is the chosen book for 2019 Nevada Reads. It is the second

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Bradstreet Gate
Reviews
Ann Ronald

BRADSTREET GATE An unsettling novel with an unsettled ending, Bradstreet Gate opens on the tenth anniversary of a murder committed on the Harvard campus.  Robin

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Just Because
Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

JUST BECAUSE How many of us who have children in our lives remember people telling us, “Enjoy them while you can because they grow up

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The Wave, In Pursuit of Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
History
Ann Ronald

THE WAVE Niche genres have always attracted my reading attention. Recently, I’ve been drawn to books that cross investigative journalism with a healthy dose of

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Hiding Place
British Authors
Ann Ronald

THE HIDING PLACE I could review C. J. Tudor’s novel, The Hiding Place, in just four words. Rosemary’s Baby on Steroids. Except that wouldn’t be

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radio girls
Fiction
Ann Ronald

RADIO GIRLS Sarah-Jane Stratford blends facts with fiction in Radio Girls, a novel describing the earliest days of the British Broadcasting Company (years before it

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Red Sparrow Trilogy
Fiction
Ann Ronald

RED SPARROW- PLACE OF TREASON-THE KREMLIN’S CANDIDATE A twenty-first century John LeCarre! That is how I would describe Jason Matthews, author of the recently published

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Wild Blueberries
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

WILD BLUEBERRIES It has been a long time since a memoir has brought me such laughter and warmth. Peter Damm, now a resident of Berkeley,

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Nefertiti Book of the Dead
Fiction
Ann Ronald

NEFERTITI: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD Recently, I’ve noticed that contemporary authors—especially mystery and thriller writers—are publishing more and more trilogies. Perhaps that suits our

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Man with a Seagull
Art
Sunny Solomon

MAN WITH A SEAGULL ON HIS HEAD The day is June 12, 1976. It is Ray Eccles’ 40th birthday. On that early Saturday morning, he

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Fun Fact

Sunny is a poet and playwright. Her play, The Unleashed Hearts, was read on stage at the Brüka in Reno in 2018.

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Next Time

The Poet’s Corner – Poem by Poem   Next Time When I come back I want to be a rock – Liza Weary of uprightness

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19**

The Poet’s Corner – Poem by Poem   19** Surely, it’s time to speak out as it was once time to remain silent with everyone

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