Ann Ronald

Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Current

THE CURRENT I just finished reading another “Bookin’ with Sunny” novel that I couldn’t put down. Tim Johnston’s The Current, a mystery thriller that careens

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Red Clocks

RED CLOCKS Leni Zumas designed Red Clocks as a classical romance, much like Miquel del Cervantes’ Don Quixote or Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queen. In

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Ann Ronald

Once Upon a River

ONCE UPON A RIVER When I turned the final page of Diane Setterfield’s novel, Once Upon a River, I closed the book and sat staring

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Dinner List

THE DINNER LIST Imagine deciding which five people you would like to invite to dinner ten years from now. Anyone will do, whether you know

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Reviews
Ann Ronald

Our Souls at Night

OUR SOULS AT NIGHT Published posthumously, Our Souls at Night is Kent Haruf’s final novel about a fictional community in eastern Colorado. Each of his

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Still Alice
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Still Alice

STILL ALICE Lisa Genova, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, writes novels about people with debilitating neurological diseases. Still Alice, first published in 2007, traces a

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Eliza Waite

ELIZA WAITE Isolated on a tiny San Juan Island after her husband and son die during a smallpox epidemic, Eliza Waite tries to make the

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History
Ann Ronald

When Women Ruled the World

WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD Kara Cooney, author of When Women Ruled the World, characterizes her book as one of “my little Egyptological ventures in

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History
Ann Ronald

Into Great Silence

INTO GREAT SILENCE Eva Saulitis’s memoir, Into Great Silence, is an astute blend of scientific discovery and imaginative creativity. For more than a decade, Saulitis

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

November Road

NOVEMBER ROAD To appreciate Lou Berney’s novel, November Road, you have to reimagine November 22, 1963. First, you must discard much of what you know

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Wildlands

THE WILDLANDS Every once in a while I read a book so stunning that I can’t find the words to write a review. Such is

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lies She Told

LIES SHE TOLD As I read Cate Holahan’s Lies She Told, I felt like my brain was on a swivel. Two stories ricochet back and

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Atomic City Girls

THE ATOMIC CITY GIRLS Because my reading and research interests have centered on Los Alamos and the Nevada Test Site, my knowledge of the Oak

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RIVER OF LOST SOULS
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

River of Lost Souls

RIVER OF LOST SOULS The Animas River, Jonathan P. Thompson’s “river of lost souls,” rises on the steep slopes above Silverton, Colorado, flows south through

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