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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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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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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Dear Hamilton

MY DEAR HAMILTON Clearly, my generation of school children was taught a sanitized version of United States history! I assumed that the origins of our

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Entertainment
Ann Ronald

The Girls in the Picture

The Girls in the Picture Ordinarily, I focus a review of a biographical novel on the lives and times of the characters, most often considering

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Biography
Ann Ronald

Loving Eleanor and White Houses

LOVING ELEANOR AND WHITE HOUSES Blanche Wiesen Cook’s three-volume definitive biography of Eleanor Roosevelt inspired both Susan Wittig Albert and Amy Bloom to write novels

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

THE CHILBURY LADIES’ CHOIR When the Vicar tells the ladies of Chilbury that their church choir must disband because all the tenors and basses have

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Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Gentleman in Moscow

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW The year is 1922, the victorious Bolsheviks, firmly in power, stand in judgment on an unrepentant aristocrat, Alexander Ilyich Rostov. Count

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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Widow

WIDOW A classic cast of characters populates Sara Dahmen’s novel, Widow. The naïve easterner, a winsome heroine headed West for reasons revealed only piecemeal as

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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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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Gentleman in Moscow

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW Imagine incarceration, not in an isolated prison cell but in a bustling Moscow hotel, not for a week or a month

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Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

The Second Mrs. Hockaday Belonging to the Clayton Community Library Book Club has its perks. Members now spread the wealth by bringing in books they’ve

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Salt Houses

Salt Houses Imagine your family displaced, forced from your family home by political maneuverings and wartime invasions that have little to do with your daily

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