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Biography
Sunny Solomon

Will in the World

The subtitle of Greenblatt’s book is How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. It is a great lead-in to this most lively and innovative look at the Bard’s

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Why Read or Buy Poetry?

If you don’t dress in black or hang out in coffeehouses, why would you want to read poetry? I mean really, you squeaked through all

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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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The Fact of a Doorframe
The Poet's Corner - Poem by Poem
Sunny Solomon

Storm Warnings

The Poet’s Corner — Poem by Poem   Storm Warnings The glass has been falling all the afternoon, And knowing better than the instrument What

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Bloodmoney

David Ignatius writes novels about what he knows best. As a Wall Street Journal reporter for ten years, he covered the Department of Justice, the

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Deep Creek

DEEP CREEK When I first read Pam Houston’s acerbic collection of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, I recognized a writer who would have a

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Paris Metro

PARIS METRO I picked up Wendell Steavenson’s novel, Paris Metro, expecting a terrorist thriller to warm my blood on a cold winter’s evening. If I

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Poetry
Brandy Burgess

Traveling Light

Traveling Light is a series of Pastan’s personal reflections on life. Each poem is like a snapshot; it shows you a picture of a specific

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History
Neal Ferguson

Italian Ways

Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo The English-speaking world’s fascination—perhaps obsession—with Italy is at least 500 years old. A vast

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History
Neal Ferguson

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century Every nation remembers the Great War differently. For some there was nothing

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