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Ann Ronald

Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

The Glen Canyon Country

Normally I don’t review books written by good friends and ordinarily ‘Bookin’ with Sunny’ doesn’t include books with footnotes, but we’re making an exception for

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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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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Affair

I confess. I like Lee Child’s Reacher novels. That’s like saying I like pulp fiction or dime novels or soap operas or comic books or

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Full Body Burden

“The body is an organ of memory, holding traces of all our experiences. The land, too, carries the burden of all its changes. To truly

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Man in Uniform

The back cover describes Kate Taylor’s A Man in Uniform as a “book deeply engaging for readers of mysteries as well as upmarket historical fiction.”

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A NOVEL BOOKSTORE
Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Novel Bookstore

For anyone who loves good books, A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé is a must-read mystery. Two French bibliophiles establish a book store based on

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Defending Jacob

Last evening I was talking with two poet friends about the term ‘niche writer.’ We agreed that formula prose is a lesser sort of creation,

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Wake of Forgiveness

Old Jules and East of Eden meet William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy. Czech family tensions in rural America. Brothers and bad blood. Pulsing, metaphoric prose.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Bell Ringers

Henry Porter’s The Bell Ringers is set in England’s future, the very immediate future. Next week? Next month? Next year? It isn’t science fiction; rather,

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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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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

I have read and greatly admired all of Susan Vreeland’s novels describing actual artists and their struggles with artistic creation. In particular, I think she

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