Reviews | Reviews

Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Single Spy

A SINGLE SPY Writing A Single Spy, William Christie turns a historical footnote into a complicated novel of international intrigue.  That footnote, found in Professor

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Don't Skip Out on Me
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Don’t Skip Out on Me

DON’T SKIP OUT ON ME Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin is the chosen book for 2019 Nevada Reads. It is the second

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Bradstreet Gate
Reviews
Ann Ronald

Bradstreet Gate

BRADSTREET GATE An unsettling novel with an unsettled ending, Bradstreet Gate opens on the tenth anniversary of a murder committed on the Harvard campus.  Robin

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Just Because
Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

Just Because

JUST BECAUSE How many of us who have children in our lives remember people telling us, “Enjoy them while you can because they grow up

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Hiding Place
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Hiding Place

THE HIDING PLACE I could review C. J. Tudor’s novel, The Hiding Place, in just four words. Rosemary’s Baby on Steroids. Except that wouldn’t be

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radio girls
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Radio Girls

RADIO GIRLS Sarah-Jane Stratford blends facts with fiction in Radio Girls, a novel describing the earliest days of the British Broadcasting Company (years before it

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Wild Blueberries
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

Wild Blueberries

WILD BLUEBERRIES It has been a long time since a memoir has brought me such laughter and warmth. Peter Damm, now a resident of Berkeley,

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Nefertiti Book of the Dead
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead

NEFERTITI: THE BOOK OF THE DEAD Recently, I’ve noticed that contemporary authors—especially mystery and thriller writers—are publishing more and more trilogies. Perhaps that suits our

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Caleb's Crossing
Fiction
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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My Grandma and Me
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

My Grandma and Me

MY GRANDMA AND ME – Unlearning Otherness one child at a time. Picture books have, for me, become a passion. As much as their stories

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