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Search Results for: P. D. James

Fiction
Ann Ronald

Death Comes to Pemberley

If my internet calculations are correct, nearly two hundred sequels to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have been written! Noted mystery novelist P. D. James

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Fiction
Vivienne French

Perfect

It is 1972 in a small English country town. The year is important because it is a leap year and “time was out of joint

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Rules of Civility
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility As I read books for “Bookin’ with Sunny,” I realize that I’m always trying to put new publications in the context of

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The Magpie Murders
British Authors
Ann Ronald

Magpie Murders

MAGPIE MURDERS The Magpie Murders is Deliciously British! Anthony Horowitz’s mystery is set in a circumscribed Somerset village populated by a quarrelsome set of eccentric

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Song Yet Sung
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Song Yet Sung

SONG YET SUNG “On a grey morning in March 1850, a colored slave named Liz Spocott dreamed of the future. And it was not pleasant.”

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History
Sunny Solomon

The Remains of Company D

“He went lights-out somewhere just beyond the Paris-Soissons Road, while the air rained bullets and his company – the survivors, anyway – rolled on through

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Root and Branch

James Rawn has written an emotionally dramatic narrative of the historic facts and heroes surrounding the legal seeds of desegregation in the United States, culminating

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The Monsters of Templeton
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

The Monsters of Templeton

The Monsters of Templeton and everything else in between. This is reading bliss. When I wrote this review in November of 2008, for the Clayton

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Dan Erwine

Neuromancer

It’s been 30 years since the first publication of Neuromancer, the essential cyberpunk novel. A jaundiced response to the 1980’s “morning in America,” cyberpunk is a bastard

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The Good Lord Bird
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Good Lord Bird

THE GOOD LORD BIRD It’s not any wonder that James McBride’s latest book, The Good Lord Bird won the 2013 National Book Award, and I

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This 'N That
Sunny Solomon

I Didn’t Buy It On Amazon

Everyone who comes to Bookin’ with Sunny knows that I wholeheartedly support independent bookstores. Several months ago I removed the Amazon button from my website.

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This 'N That
Sunny Solomon

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day is a day to not only honor veterans, but also those authors who have written about the wars in which veterans have fought:

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Skeletons on the Zahara
History
Ann Ronald

Skeletons on the Zahara

Commerce, a 220-ton brig, set sail from Connecticut in 1815. Captained by James Riley, and manned by two experienced mates, four able seamen, four ordinary

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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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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Her Fearful Symmetry

Audrey Niffenegger possesses an astonishing imagination. Often weird, often egocentric, often wildly fanciful, her mind pivots, swivels, dives, soars from one tangent to another. The

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