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Armageddon
Reviews
Sunny Solomon

Armageddon In Retrospect

It is never too late to begin or to continue reading Kurt Vonnegut, especially Armageddon In Retrospect. One of the marvels about Kurt Vonnegut is

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Tahoe Moon
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Moon

Tahoe Moon – We know summer is upon us as Todd Borg’s Owen McKenna takes center stage. Mystery-thriller fans will not be disappointed. McKenna is

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The Vanishing Half
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett’s novel is more than its dustjacket suggests. It is probing, profound, and provocative, and not only about the subject

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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghoses
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts

Kate Racculia’s Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts has morphed the genre of classic gothic to “Gothic Romp.” Ever since I finished reading Kate Racculia’s novel, Tuesday Mooney

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These Precious Days
Essays
Ann Ronald

These Precious Days

These Precious Days – Ann Patchett’s gathering of whimsical, wise, comical, sad, personal, prosaic, and profound essays that readers will find as enchanting as her

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Oh Willianm
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Oh William!

Oh William! – Strout’s Lucy Barton is back in a stand-alone novel of depth and texture, drawing the reader into a compelling story of past

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The Decent Inn of Death
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Decent Inn of Death

The Decent Inn of Death – Rennie Airth’s sixth in the detective John Madden series and as baffling as ever, with a near-oxymoronic title. Have

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Clock Dance
Reviews
Sunny Solomon

Clock Dance

Clock Dane – Anne Tyler’s latest novel, proving once again, that even folks like us are worthy of novelhood. I cannot think of an Anne

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Authors of color
Ann Ronald

Washington Black

Washington Black – Esi Edugyan’s tale of a Barbados youth taken by an inventor/scientist to be his slave, only to find that the boy will

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Fox & I
Animal stories
Ann Ronald

Fox & I

Fox & I, An Uncommon Friendship – Catherine Raven’s strong narrative voice engages and educates readers in her moving nature-writing memoir. I have always been

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The Emerald Mile
Nature
Ann Ronald

The Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile – Kevin Fedarko’s pitch-perfect prose describes the 1983 fastest white-water run down the Grand Canyon. A must-read for white-water enthusiasts. I wish

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The Postmistress of Paris
Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Postmistress of Paris

The Postmistress of Paris – Meg Waite Clayton’s novel of WWII France, German occupied/Vichy Free Zone, and the seldom exposed side of an unarmed French

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The Weight of Snow
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Weight of Snow

The Weight of Snow – Christian Guay-Poliquin’s novel: an existential story whose antihero protagonist is, as this reviewer puts it, “a man in a hell

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