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The Color of Rock
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Color of Rock

THE COLOR OF ROCK As a stuffy retired academic curmudgeon, I have an old-fashioned notion of what a university press should publish. Namely, any book

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The Giver of Stars
Books on books
Sunny Solomon

The Giver of Stars

THE GIVER OF STARS What a joyful New Year’s celebration to wildly and enthusiastically recommend British writer Jojo Moyes’s latest book, “The Giver of Stars.”

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AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE dust jcket
Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

An American Marriage

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE Think of marriage as a lovely pond, surrounded by flora and fauna (family and friends). Then think of someone throwing a rather

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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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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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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

On Love, A Novel

ON LOVE, A NOVEL How many novels are written by philosophers? More than you might think: Voltaire, Camus, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Huxley, it’s a lengthy list.

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

My Last Continent

MY LAST CONTINENT On one level Midge Raymond’s novel, My Last Continent, shadows the initial attraction and then the developing love between Deb and Keller.

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Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Bookman’s Tale

The Bookman’s Tale, A Novel of Obsession Among the many novels speculating about William Shakespeare’s dramatic roots, Charlie Lovett’s The Bookman’s Tale stands as one

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Forbidden Rose

The Forbidden Rose is a bodice ripper with a brain, as well as the other requisite gendered anatomical parts.  Set in late eighteenth-century France during

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Wedding in Provence

I’m not a huge romance reader, but Sussman has the genre nailed, and she does it without a kilt wearing Scotsman or a bodice-clad damsel

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Me Before You
British Authors
Sunny Solomon

Me Before You

ME BEFORE YOU British novelist Jojo Moyes has written more than a romantic novel with Me Before You. The story takes place in a small

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Letters from Skye

During the eighteenth century, when readers were still unsure whether or not the new genre of the novel was a legitimate literary form, epistolary novels

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Rose Garden

When I was young, and just learning to appreciate the worlds where fiction could transport me, I found myself enchanted by the novels of Daphne

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