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Books on books
Ann Ronald

Let Me Tell You

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays and Other Writings Two of Shirley Jackson’s children have selected a miscellany of their mother’s writings that have

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Art
Ann Ronald

A Piece of the World

A PIECE OF THE WORLD Any review of Christina Baker Kline’s novel, A Piece of the World, must begin with Andrew Wyeth’s masterpiece, “Christina’s World.”

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Ron Shoop
Book Club
Sunny Solomon

AUGUST

Special discussion with Ron Schoop from Random House, and thanks to Point Reyes Books. August 12th at 7:00 p.m.  –  Clayton Community Library: Large Event Room

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

TransAtlantic

Irish writer Colum McCann, now living and teaching in New York City, has created something magical in his latest novel, TransAtlantic. At the novel’s end,

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Girl in the Blue Beret

Those of you who regularly read my “Bookin’ with Sunny” reviews must be aware of my near obsession with point of view. I’m intrigued by

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Village

Nikita Lalwani, a contemporary novelist born in India and now residing in London, has written a novel about documentary film-making, its action viewed through a

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Grant
Biography
Neal Ferguson

Grant

GRANT After reading Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton, I had some trepidation about opening his newest book, Grant. I didn’t think he could surpass Hamilton (see

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GOOD PROSE
Books on Writing
Sunny Solomon

Good Prose

The subtitle to Good Prose is The Art of Nonfiction, Stories and advice from a lifetime of writing and editing. Tracy Kidder is an author

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The Painter of Battles
Reviews
Sunny Solomon

The Painter of Battles

THE PAINTER OF BATTLES A book worth reading is a book worth talking about, but not always. Arturo Pèrez-Reverte is Spain’s popular author of literary

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History
Neal Ferguson

Those Angry Days

Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 In April 1939 Charles Lindbergh strode into FDR’s White House Office. The

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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 Burgess Boys

The Burgess Boys belongs to a literary genre that I might facetiously describe as “familial angst.” Written for mildly neurotic women readers and populated by

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Age of Miracles

Is it possible for a novel to be both an apocalyptic and a coming of age story? Or would that be a literary oxymoron, an

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Angle of Repose

ANGLE OF REPOSE Because it is a new year doesn’t mean a reviewed book has to be new. If Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose hadn’t

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