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Biography
Neal Ferguson

Elizabeth of York

 Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World Alison Weir, author of fourteen books on Medieval and Renaissance Britain, has now written about nearly

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Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

The Mare

THE MARE For those of us who know what it’s like to love horses, The Mare is so much more than another story about a

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The Paris Diversion
Mystery
Sunny Solomon

The Paris Diversion

THE PARIS DIVERSION In the book world, the espionage thriller is the milieu of male readers. In other words, Chris Pavone’s latest, The Paris Diversion,

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Fiction
Dan Erwine

Mother, Mother

Not since Philip Wylie’s Generation of Vipers in 1942 has there been a more jaundiced portrait of motherhood. Mother, Mother is a novel about a

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Reviews
Ann Ronald

Pilgrim’s Wilderness

Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier As a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, Tom Kizzia covered the

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History
Dan Erwine

Black Fire

Robert Graysmith is a San Francisco writer best known for his true-crime accounts of serial killers: Zodiac, Unabomber, and Amerithrax: The Hunt for the Anthrax

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Biography
Ann Ronald

The Black Count

At the end of his historical biography of General Alex Dumas, The Black Count Tom Reiss cites a passage written by the General’s famous son.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Heartbroken

Lisa Unger’s latest novel, Heartbroken, reminds me of another one I reviewed for ‘Bookin’with Sunny’ a few months ago. Both Tatiana de Rosnay’s A Secret

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Full Body Burden

“The body is an organ of memory, holding traces of all our experiences. The land, too, carries the burden of all its changes. To truly

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Martian

Self-reliant and self-deprecating, innovative and ironic, the intrepid main character of The Martian is stuck alone on Mars. One of six crew members on an

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Man in Uniform

The back cover describes Kate Taylor’s A Man in Uniform as a “book deeply engaging for readers of mysteries as well as upmarket historical fiction.”

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Baker’s Daughter

The Baker’s Daughter is about as complex a novel as the title seems simple. The daughter is Elsie Schmidt of Garmisch, Germany. The novel’s Prologue

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