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Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Birth of Venus

A pattern is emerging.  I seem to be revisiting authors I’ve already reviewed for “Bookin’ with Sunny.”  Now I’m going back to their earlier books

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Technologists

For those of you who like your reading beefy, in other words more than four hundred pages, and likewise find Matthew Pearl’s take on mystery

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Nonfiction
Dan Erwine

Quiet

Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Let me tell you a story. Growing up in the 1950s, I

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French Lessons
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

French Lessons

Ah, a bit of fluff, this French Lessons, A Novel? Not just French, but Paris lessons? We know it’s Paris from the book’s cover; the

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away
Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

In today’s parlance, Noah Barleywater Runs Away, John Boyne’s return to children’s literature, is a Pinocchio knockoff with a delightful, yet serious, 21st century tone.

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History
Neal Ferguson

Engineers of Victory

Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War Disclaimer: I gladly admit to a generally favorable attitude towards

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Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Paris Wife

Paula McLain has written a rather spectacular piece of historical fiction in her rendering of Hadley Richardson’s marriage to American literary legend Ernest Hemingway. The

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Blood & Beauty

Blood & Beauty retells the story of the Borgia family’s rise to power at the height of the Italian Renaissance. The novel begins on August

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a mercy
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Mercy

“Don’t be afraid. My telling can’t hurt you in spite of what I have done…” This is Nobel winner Morrison at her visceral and poetic

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Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Sunny Solomon

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell is a wonder. I’m not even sure where to begin, except to say he is a wonder. Cloud Atlas is unlike any other

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Fiction
Donna Buessing

The Orphan Master’s Son

The Orphan Master’s Son is a book of adventures taking place in the repressive totalitarian regime of North Korea. While that may seem to herald

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Nightwoods

I rarely find myself speechless when I finish reading a novel. In fact, I rarely find myself speechless. But that is exactly how I felt

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Fiction
Dan Erwine

True Believers

True Believers is a book for boomers, the generation that came of age in the 1960’s, a turbulent time of political unrest in America. There were

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Biography
Ann Ronald

The Paris Wife, #2

Why do we need yet another book about the life and times of Ernest Hemingway, especially when there are already so many good ones? Because

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