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This 'N That
Sunny Solomon

Who’s the Publisher?

Who’s the Publisher? And Why it’s Important You may not be able to tell a book by its cover, and I personally give thanks for

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

The Year of the Hare

The Year of the Hare is a perfect winter book. Get the fire going, pull up a comfy chair, a good reading lamp, a table

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Last Continent

MY LAST CONTINENT On one level Midge Raymond’s novel, My Last Continent, shadows the initial attraction and then the developing love between Deb and Keller.

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Biography
Ann Ronald

The Bohemians

The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature Midway through The Bohemians, Ben Tarnoff describes “the seed of California humor”

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Caleb's Crossing
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Caleb’s Crossing — Unknown history

CALEB’S CROSSING Caleb’s Crossing illustrates Geraldine Brooks’ affinity for little-known historical characters whose nearly-anonymous lives can be enhanced by her fictional imagination. Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What You Have Heard is True

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE: A MEMOIR OF WITNESS AND RESISTANCE I can’t recall reading another book about a topic absolutely foreign to me

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Becoming Jane Eyre

Becoming Jane Eyre is a smashing book and a welcome addition to the growing body of work on the Brontë sisters. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

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.” These ominous words

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

River of Darkness

I recently reviewed Louise Penny’s Armand Gamaché mystery novel, A Trick of the Light, for ‘Bookin’ with Sunny.’ Because it was the seventh in a series

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

Blood of the Prodigal

If you have seen many of my “Bookin’ with Sunny” reviews, you’ll know I prefer books that not only are delightful to read but that

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Talk Talk
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Talk Talk

“When deaf get together talk talk all the time. Communication, the universal need. Information. Access. Escape from the prison of silence. Talk, talk, talk.” The

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History
Neal Ferguson

Year Zero

Year Zero, A History of 1945 In American culture, an enduring image of the end of World War II is “The Kiss,” a photograph of

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History
Neal Ferguson

Five Came Back

Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War December 7, 1941 came and five Hollywood directors went. John Ford, George Stevens,

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