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Women

Big Lies in a Small Town
Art
Ann Ronald

Big Lies in a Small Town

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN Intergenerational narratives have always appealed to me, so I thoroughly enjoyed Diane Chamberlain’s novel, Big Lies in a Small

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The After Party
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The After Party

THE AFTER PARTY Anton DiSclafani writes intriguingly insightful novels about young women who have more money than good sense.  I reviewed her first such narrative,

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radio girls
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Radio Girls

RADIO GIRLS and the early days of the BBC Sarah-Jane Stratford blends facts with fiction in Radio Girls, a novel describing the earliest days of

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Lilac Girls
Historical Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lilac Girls

LILAC GIRLS Lilac Girls sweeps through the mid-twentieth century international scene with both breadth and depth. Martha Hall Kelly’s novel features three women—a New York

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Other Woman

THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Dinner List

THE DINNER LIST Imagine deciding which five people you would like to invite to dinner ten years from now. Anyone will do, whether you know

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Eliza Waite

ELIZA WAITE Isolated on a tiny San Juan Island after her husband and son die during a smallpox epidemic, Eliza Waite tries to make the

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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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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Historical Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk inside NYC and her life. Most everyone who has read and commented on Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (written by

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Bookseller

THE BOOKSELLER A fun part of running a book review website is publishing two reviews of the same book. I was far more ambivalent about

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