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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

The Glen Canyon Country

Normally I don’t review books written by good friends and ordinarily ‘Bookin’ with Sunny’ doesn’t include books with footnotes, but we’re making an exception for

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Baby Flo
Children’s picture books
Sunny Solomon

Baby Flo

Ask any young person today if they know what vaudeville is and the closest they might come is to guess it’s a new online website

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Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Puzzle King

Occasionally I read a book that’s just too short. That’s the problem with Betsy Carter’s The Puzzle King. It could easily be fifty or a

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost essentially is a memoir of the mind, an intense collection of personal essays about losing oneself intellectually,

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

That Old Cape Magic

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Richard Russo, has done it again with another insightful and moving generational story. Russo has created a cast of maddeningly wonderful

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Affair

I confess. I like Lee Child’s Reacher novels. That’s like saying I like pulp fiction or dime novels or soap operas or comic books or

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Wife 22

Okay readers, remove the snow chains from the car trunk and replace them with your beach umbrella because, weather-gods willing, summer is just around the

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

The Popularity Papers 1

 Here’s a new kind of review.  We feel Amy Ignatow’s The Popularity Papers deserves something special.

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Autobiography/Memoir
Ann Ronald

Full Body Burden

“The body is an organ of memory, holding traces of all our experiences. The land, too, carries the burden of all its changes. To truly

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Man in Uniform

The back cover describes Kate Taylor’s A Man in Uniform as a “book deeply engaging for readers of mysteries as well as upmarket historical fiction.”

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A NOVEL BOOKSTORE
Fiction
Ann Ronald

A Novel Bookstore

For anyone who loves good books, A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé is a must-read mystery. Two French bibliophiles establish a book store based on

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Mr. g
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Mr. g

MR. g Alan Lightman, author of the celebrated Einstein’s Dreams, has taken his latest fiction, Mr. g, even further, inviting the reader into the imagined

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Book of Jonas

Stephen Dau has written a most enigmatic and satisfying novel that delivers a story of loss as publicly broad as it is personally intimate. The

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