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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

Blackout and All Clear

Connie Willis is one of the leading figures in science-fiction today. Her recent time-travel novels Blackout and All Clear (2010) won both the Hugo and

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Lilac Girls
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lilac Girls

LILAC GIRLS Lilac Girls sweeps through the mid-twentieth century international scene with both breadth and depth. Martha Hall Kelly’s novel features three women—a New York

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

“Did all women married to well-known men struggle for recognition?” So Robert Louis Stevenson muses in Under the Wide and Starry Sky, Nancy Horan’s new

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Language of Flowers

Vanessa Diffenbaugh, based on her debut novel The Language of Flowers, is an author to remember. If her opening sentence: “For eight years I dreamed

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Wife 22

Okay readers, remove the snow chains from the car trunk and replace them with your beach umbrella because, weather-gods willing, summer is just around the

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Railsea

China Miéville is a national treasure. I only wish he were our national treasure. Let’s adopt him! Mind you, this is coming from a reader

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Pope Joan

Rumors about the possible existence of a female pope apparently have circulated for hundreds of years. If such a woman served Rome and the Catholic

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

The Boleyn King

This alternate history novel takes us back to Tudor England’s royal family in the mid-sixteenth century. In reality, Anne Boleyn bore a female child to

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Loving Frank

Edwin Cheney and his wife, Mamah Borthwick Cheney, greatly admired Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park, Illinois designs, and so commissioned the architect to create something

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Letters from Skye

During the eighteenth century, when readers were still unsure whether or not the new genre of the novel was a legitimate literary form, epistolary novels

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Map of Lost Memories

Southeast Asia and its storied past remain mysterious to me.  So I cannot judge the fidelity of Kim Fay’s novel, The Map of Lost Memories;

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Wedding in Provence

I’m not a huge romance reader, but Sussman has the genre nailed, and she does it without a kilt wearing Scotsman or a bodice-clad damsel

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Fiction
Brandy Burgess

Ostrich

“And that’s when I understood what Miss Farthingdale had meant… We don’t have a future in English because there’s no such thing. It was just

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Memoir
Ann Ronald

Off The Sidelines

Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World Because I am a bit of a political junkie, I often read biographies and autobiographies of

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