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The Perfect Horse
Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

The Perfect Horse

THE PERFECT HORSE The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts, author of The Eighty Dollar Champion, was the perfect book to review for the Concord Clayton

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Gertrude Stein has Arrived
Biography
Ann Ronald

Gertrude Stein Has Arrived

GERTRUDE STEIN HAS ARRIVED In 1933-34, just after Gertrude Stein published The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas to great acclaim, the writer and her faithful

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

What You Have Heard is True

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE: A MEMOIR OF WITNESS AND RESISTANCE I can’t recall reading another book about a topic absolutely foreign to me

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The Library Book
Books on books
Ann Ronald

The Library Book

THE LIBRARY BOOK Susan Orlean’s The Library Book couples a moving meditation on the author’s part with the solid research she has conducted in archives

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History
Ann Ronald

When Women Ruled the World

WHEN WOMEN RULED THE WORLD Kara Cooney, author of When Women Ruled the World, characterizes her book as one of “my little Egyptological ventures in

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A Long Way Home
Autobiography/Memoir
Martha Hildreth

A Long Way Home

A LONG WAY HOME Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home, was the basis for the 2014 Academy Award nominated film, Lion, that featured much-praised

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History
Ann Ronald

Into Great Silence

INTO GREAT SILENCE Eva Saulitis’s memoir, Into Great Silence, is an astute blend of scientific discovery and imaginative creativity. For more than a decade, Saulitis

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Bonanza King
Biography
Neal Ferguson

The Bonanza King

THE BONANZA KING: JOHN MACKAY AND THE BATTLE OVER THE GREATEST RICHES IN THE AMERICAN WEST Gregory Couch’s The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the

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Zora & Me
Authors of color
Sunny Solomon

Zora & Me, The Cursed Ground

ZORA & ME, THE CURSED GROUND, the power of childhood memories to raise a forgotten writer back to a deserved literary recognition. When Candlewick Press

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RIVER OF LOST SOULS
History
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, the unsanitized version of U.S. history seldom taught to school children. Dray and Kamoie set us straight. Clearly, my generation of school

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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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