Monthly Archives: April 2018

Paris in the Present Tense ~ by Mark Helprin

It’s a windy tale about love in many forms – a love of life and music and family and Paris in the springtime, and the fall and the winter and even in the heat of summer.    Maybe it’s a … Continue reading

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Elmet ~ by Fiona Mozley

Nominated for the Booker Prize or I would never have come across it,  Elmet opens with an epigraph from Ted Hughes: “Elmet was the last independent Celtic kingdom in England and originally stretched out over the vale of York … … Continue reading

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Murder on Gramercy Park ~ by Victoria Thompson

Oh my it’s good to be back to a little light-weight,  almost cozy,  mystery.   I’ve read the first two in the “Gaslight Murders” series,  Murder on Astor Place (#1) and Murder on St. Mark’s Place (#2)  so it looks like I’ll continue. … Continue reading

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The House of Government: ~ by Yuri Slezkine

Heck of a book to pick up right after finishing How To Read the Bible!   But this book just fascinated me from the first mention I heard of it,  and then someone on the All-nonfiction List  mentioned it in a … Continue reading

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The Half Drowned King ~ by Linnea Hartsuyker

Now I travel way back in my reading  to the days of Harald Fairhair,  said to be the first king of Norway,  and his early times – late Viking times –  850-932 AD as he fought and made treaties to unite Norway. … Continue reading

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