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Fair Warning ~ by Michael Connelly

*******Fair WarningBy Michael Connelly2020 /  (416 pages)read by Peter Giles 10h 26mrating –  A / crime thriller# 3 in Jack McEnvoy series*******  remembered only that Jack McEnvoy was the lead reporter and pretty depressed in The Poet and The Scarecrow … Continue reading

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Sufficient Evidence – by Al Macy

*******Sufficient Evidenceby Al Macy2018 /read by Nick Sullivan: 5h 57mrating – A / legal crime******* Fun book – mostly legal thriller with plenty of courtroom drama, but with some nice procedural elements. There’s also a good story arc meshing nicely … Continue reading

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The House on Mango Street – by Sandra Cisneros

The House on Mango Streetby Sandra Cistneros1984 / 111 pagesread by author: 2h 18mrating 10 / 20th century(both read and listened) Second reading –  I knew I would it’s sooo good and because it’s that good even on a second … Continue reading

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: by Lori Gottlieb

*******Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealedby Lori Gottlieb: 2019 Read by Brittany Pressley: 14h 21m Rating: 7.5 / memoir/self-help ******* I only read this book because I bought it in an impulse by when it was … Continue reading

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Dead Weight – by Rosemary Reeve

*******Dead Weightby Rosemary Reeves2018 / 292 pagesread by Noah DeBlase  10h 8mrating – A   / mystery *******  This story starts out with a twist – Jack Hart is working for an insurance company which is trying not to pay a … Continue reading

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The Gates of Europe ~ by Serhi Plokhy

The Gates of Europe: A History of UkraineBy Serhii Plokhy2017 / 397 pagesread by Ralph Lister 15h 20mrating: 9.5 / Europe history So many things I didn’t really pick up on as I learned the history of Russia in college … Continue reading

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee ~ by David Treuer

 *******The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Presentby David Treuer – 2019512 pagesread by Tanis Parenteau – 17h 44mrating – 9.5(both read and listened)******* This is an amazing book and although I have some arguments, I … Continue reading

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The Last Trial ~ by Scott Turow

The Last Trialby Scott Turow2020 / 453 pagesread by John Bedford Lloyd 15h 55mrating:  A+/ legal mystery  This very good book is not much of a legal “thriller” by anyone’s measure. It’s more of a thinking person’s legal mystery – … Continue reading

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Girl, Woman Other ~ by Bernardine Evaristo

*******Girl, Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo 2019 / 464 pagesRead by Anna-Maria Nabiryerating –  9 / lit fict – Booker Prize(both read and listened) *******  The book doesn’t really follow anything or anyone – Rather it gathers the people who have connections to … Continue reading

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Art and Fear: ~ by David Boyles and Ted Orland (x2)

Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Boyles and Ted Orland2014 / 125 pagesread by Arthur Morey- 3h 8mrating: 8 / nonfiction- Artmaking (both read and listened)  This was a second reading (1st reading … Continue reading

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Conclusive Evidence ~ 
by Al Macy 


*******Conclusive Evidenceby Al Macy2019 / 278 pagesread by Nick Sullivan 6h 56mrating:  B+ / legal drama*******  This is an amusing legal drama using the themes of a murder (?) with a deaf defendant, embezzlement, privacy, and twins.    Taking place … Continue reading

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Chase Darkness With Me ~ by Billy Jensen

 Billy Jensen is the guy who helped finish Michelle McNamara’s true crime book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, which was published after her death in 2016 and went on to win a number of awards in 2018.  It’s the … Continue reading

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