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The Maid ~ by Nita Prose

Molly is a maid at a luxury hotel. Because of who she is in many ways, she loves everything about her job and being in that environment. She and her guardian grandmother were quite poor until she got this job. … Continue reading

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The Employees ~ by Olga Ravn

At only about 130 pages this novella made the Booker Long List for 2021 which Damon Galgut won with The Promise. The Employees is the second book by Olga Ravn, a Danish author. The premise is that in the 22nd … Continue reading

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The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green

This is some great historical fiction with a crime at the center. I’d never heard of the ex-slave colonies (or maybe if I did it was a line or two back in college.) The Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes Green2022 … Continue reading

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Need To Know ~ by Karen Cleveland

A couple of my reading groups post what they’ve been reading each month.  As many of the others do, I get a lot of my ideas as to what to read next from those lists. My reading of Need To … Continue reading

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A Real Life Star Trek Hero Nichelle Nichols passes away

Originally posted on musingsofanoldfart:
The following is an encore post to someone who deserves an encore – Nichelle Nichols – who passed away yesterday at the age of 89. After the first season of the original?“Star Trek”?television series, African-American actress…

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Trust ~ by Hernan Diaz

I’m slowly reading my way through the Booker Prize Long List but this was on my Wish List anyway. I loved his Pulitzer winning In the Distance (see my review on this site): Trustby Hernan Diaz2022 / (415 pages)read by … Continue reading

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Grave Reservations ~ by Cherie Priest

This was on sale at Audible and it sounded better than what else I was thinking of for now at the moment. I need space between good literature and good nonfiction because they can be exhausting. The New York Times … Continue reading

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The 1619 Project: “created” by Nicole Hannah-Jones x2

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story edited by Nicole Hannah-Jones2021 / 539 pagesread by the authors: 16h 57mRating – 9 / US history (I read and listened and I would love to do it again but I only reread parts.******* I … Continue reading

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7th Heaven~ by James Patterson and Maxine Praeto 

One thing about procedurals is that they have to be accurate to the times.  A contemporary crime story should not have a couple of criminals being escorted from a building but taking a side trip to use the bathroom.  I … Continue reading

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Small Things Like These ~ by Claire Keegan

Powerful book! This is a novella which managed to make the Booker Prize Long List for last year.  It’s dedicated “…to the women and children who suffered time in Ireland’s mother and baby homes and Magdalen laundries.”  (That kind of … Continue reading

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Crime 101: A Novella ~ by Don Winslow

It seems that Winslow has changed again and this time he’s gone from a series of door-stopping tomes and the stuff of serious criminal thrillers to novellas of various everything including lengths.They’ve been put together into one volume called Broken … Continue reading

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The 1619 Project ~ by Nicole Hannah Jones

I got this book when I saw it available at the library because, I guess, I thought I “should” read it. I read quite a lot of minority literature. See Juneteenth by Annette Gordon Reed, Franchise by Marcia Chatelain and … Continue reading

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