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Caleb's Crossing
Reviews
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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The English Wife
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Ann Ronald

The English Wife

THE ENGLISH WIFE When I read a book I really like, I immediately look for more titles by the same author. Lauren Willig’s The Ashford

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Lilac Girls
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lilac Girls

LILAC GIRLS Lilac Girls sweeps through the mid-twentieth century international scene with both breadth and depth. Martha Hall Kelly’s novel features three women—a New York

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Astray
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Astray

ASTRAY Emma Donoghue has concocted a collection of short stories that consider a single innovative theme. Astray features a diverse set of characters who have

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The Lucky Ones
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Lucky Ones

THE LUCKY ONES The cover of Julianne Pachico’s The Lucky Ones calls the book “a tense and haunting jigsaw puzzle of a novel.” A jigsaw

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The French Girl
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The French Girl

THE FRENCH GIRL Lexie Elliott’s The French Girl is the best mystery I’ve read in a while. It’s one of those books that keep you

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Willing Victim

A WILLING VICTIM This time Sunny handed me the fourth book in a detective series, so I felt like I was starting in the middle.

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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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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Other Woman

THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist

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The Library Book
Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Library Book

THE LIBRARY BOOK Susan Orlean’s The Library Book couples a moving meditation on the author’s part with the solid research she has conducted in archives

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