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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Go-Between

 The Go-Between: A Novel of the Kennedy Years More than fifty years after his untimely death, John F. Kennedy still fascinates us. Frederick Turner’s The

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History
Neal Ferguson

White Trash

White Trash: the 400-Year Untold History of Class in America Conventional wisdom holds that seminal social problems in America and Britain are contrasted thusly: “Britain

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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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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Darlings

Wow! What a roller coaster ride! Clinging to the painted cars, looping up and down on contorted rails, twisting and turning, are the hedge fund

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British Authors
Sunny Solomon

How It All Began

HOW IT ALL BEGAN I can’t say why it has taken me so long to read a Penelope Lively novel. I can say I’m sorry

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Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Gentleman in Moscow

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW The year is 1922, the victorious Bolsheviks, firmly in power, stand in judgment on an unrepentant aristocrat, Alexander Ilyich Rostov. Count

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Gentleman in Moscow

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW Imagine incarceration, not in an isolated prison cell but in a bustling Moscow hotel, not for a week or a month

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Expatriates

The Expatriates I would love to overhear a book club conversation about Janice Y. K. Lee’s novel, The Expatriates. Let me picture the composition of

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord Normally I don’t read fact checks or other reviews before I write my own assessment of a new book. But this time,

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Bookman’s Tale

The Bookman’s Tale, A Novel of Obsession Among the many novels speculating about William Shakespeare’s dramatic roots, Charlie Lovett’s The Bookman’s Tale stands as one

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

West of Sunset

Stewart O’Nan’s novel, West of Sunset, mirrors perfectly the frenetic ennui of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and his fiction. West of Sunset tells the story

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Cleaner of Chartres

The prosaic title of Salley Vickers’s new novel, The Cleaner of Chartres, belies the subtle complexities of her story. On a literal level, illiterate Agnes

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History
Ann Ronald

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics   The Boys in the Boat is

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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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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost essentially is a memoir of the mind, an intense collection of personal essays about losing oneself intellectually,

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