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Drysalter
Poem by Poem
Sunny Solomon

Drysalter – Poem by Poem

DRYSALTER – POEM BY POEM The Poem  — Hymn to the Faces.   Hymn to the Faces A wall of photographs from nowhere, overnight gallery

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The Missing American
African American Writers
Ann Ronald

The Missing American

Missing American, African mystery untangled by Ghanian private detective Emma Djan If I were to summarize The Missing American in a single couplet, I would

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Always
Reviews
Ann Ronald

Always

Always – Love with a twist As one might surmise, Sarah Jio’s novel, Always, is a book about love. It’s love with a heart-wrenching twist,

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Unsheltered
Reviews
Ann Ronald

Unsheltered

Unsheltered, to see ourselves more clearly In the middle of Barbara Kingsolver’s novel, Unsheltered, two of her characters talk about the unusual word she uses

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Caste
African American Writers
Ann Ronald

Caste, The Origins of Our Discontents

CASTE, MORE OF WILKERSON’S METICULOUS RESEARCH In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson invites her readers to reconsider their inherent understanding of American

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Wine of Violence
Reviews
Ann Ronald

Wine of Violence

WINE OF VIOLENCE As regular “Bookin’ with Sunny” readers already know, this reviewer loves to find new mystery series, particularly smart ones. So, I am

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Known and Strange Things
Reviews
Sunny Solomon

Known and Strange Things

KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS   If a picture is worth a thousand words, then my two photos of Teju Cole‘s collection of essays, Known and Strange

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Courting Mr. Lincoln
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Courting Mr. Lincoln

COURTING MR. LINCOLN The double entendre of Louis Bayard’s title, Courting Mr. Lincoln, immediately alerts the reader to the duality of the novel’s subject matter.

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Kindred
Reviews
Neal Ferguson

Kindred

KINDRED, NEANDERTHAL LIFE, LOVE, DEATH AND ART Full disclosure: three percent of my DNA is Neanderthal (homo neanderthalensis) in origin, a fact that explains a

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They Met at Wounded Knee
Reviews
Ann Ronald

They Met at Wounded Knee

THEY MET AT WOUNDED KNEE How true, you can’t judge a book by its cover! That holds especially true for Gretchen Cassel Eick’s book, They

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V2
Reviews
Neal Ferguson

V2

V2, A NOVEL OF WORLD WAR II V2 is the newest addition to Robert Harris’s World War II thriller-novels.  His historical fiction is marked by

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Fates and Furies
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Fates and Furies

FATES AND FURIES In Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff proposes a unique way of looking at a relationship. The first half of Fates and Furies, titled

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The Magpie Murders
British Authors
Ann Ronald

Magpie Murders

MAGPIE MURDERS The Magpie Murders is Deliciously British! Anthony Horowitz’s mystery is set in a circumscribed Somerset village populated by a quarrelsome set of eccentric

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The Prince of Frogtown
Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

The Prince of Frogtown

THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN The Prince of Frogtown is Pulitzer Prize-winning Rick Bragg’s third memoir. The first, All Over But the Shoutin‘, was written in praise

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