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The Book of Lies ~ by Brad Meltzer

This is an oldie by Meltzer but I hadn’t read it and it was available via the library. I rarely get anything from there because there’s usually a wait of more than 6 months for anything I want – or … Continue reading

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The Old Drift ~ by Namwali Serpell

I tried to enjoy this book – I really did. The blurbs made it sound like it Wass right ups my alley and a line from Salmam Rushdie? Oh my! Sad too say that a although the book started out … Continue reading

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Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide by Cass R. Sunstein

I got this on sale and it turned out to be better than I thought it would. I suppose I got it because of my interest in the case of our current president, but it really goes much deeper into … Continue reading

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The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller

Fascinating history of the way in which Middle Eastern learning and scholarship survived the fall of Rome and developed on its own path even as Europe was experiencing what is often called the Dark Ages,” a time when the lights … Continue reading

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The Overstory by Richard Powers

This book was a Pulitzer winner and a Booker Prize finalist. I read it about a year ago and just loved it. So when the Booker Prize group choose it for the August read I was so delighted I offered … Continue reading

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The Annotated Little Women – by Louisaa May Alcott and John Matteson

I read Matteson’s Eden’s Outcasts several years ago (2007?) and greatly appreciated it. I think I may have read it twice, once for myself and once for a group. Then the 19th Century Lit group decided to read Little Woman … Continue reading

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Moonshots ~ by Naveen Jain

This book is about entrepreneurs and how wonderful the world would be if we would all just realize we live in abundance, not scarcity, and that we have enormous opportunity for creativity in the urgent problems of our times. The … Continue reading

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The Girl from Berlin ~ by Robert Balson

I’ve been following this series for a couple years and with this book am all caught up.  It’s right down my alley being legal mystery an historical fiction.  They’re quite interesting –  As usual, the structure has a frame story … Continue reading

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The Billion Dollar Whale ~ by Bradley Hope and Tom Wright

I love a good true crime novel, especially tech and financial crimes but family crimes of passion will do. Just no serial killelrs please – although if the book is solidly based on the procedurals involved in solving the case … Continue reading

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Paradise Valley ~ by C.J. Box

The is the last of a 4-book series I just started with #3 but that was gory but riveting This one though was gorier but engrossing enough for me to finish. I’m glad there’s not anthers one. Here’s the publisher … Continue reading

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The Book of Night Women ~ by Marlon James

I was tempted by this book back in 2017 after reading James’ Booker Prize winner A Brief History of Seven Killings but I procrastinated until I finally nominated it for a Booker Group read. Here I am. This is a … Continue reading

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The Best People ~ by Alexander Nazaryan

Reading The Fifth Risk a second time it felt more like the series of Vanity Fair articles it stemmed from than an organized book of its own. It was good though, and it piqued my interest about other cabinet members … Continue reading

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