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At Home by Bill Bryson
"If Bill Bryson and Sarah Vowell wrote all the history texts, and Mary Roach wrote all the science texts, our society would be more educated and amused than anywhere on earth. I want to say that this book was a greatly informative text on the histo..." Read more of this review »
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Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini
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Very interesting. Set in California. It is a "twin" book of "the Quilter's Homecoming" also by Chiaverini. Each book covers one family which is connected to the other family. Confusing - you'll just have to read them.
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Some of My Best Friends Are Black by Tanner Colby
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Saw him on C-Span Book review. Amusing guy. But serious subject. I thought I knew about the US post-1960 Civil RIghts laws experience. Was I wrong! Phew! Some of the info is pretty nasty and disturbing. We have a looonnng way to go before we are a tr ...more
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The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn
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Cute premise (told by the dog) - good, light, popcorn reading
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Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Those Who Save Us
by Jenna Blum (Goodreads Author)
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Set in 1940's Germany and the present, the novel explores the nature of bravery vs knuckling under the atrocities of a dictator. Is helping the resistance while becoming the mistress of an SS officer good or bad? If you are also protecting your half- ...more
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Pompeii by Robert   Harris
Pompeii
by Robert Harris (Goodreads Author)
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Starts two days before the volcano erupts - exciting and educational
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Death of a Chimney Sweep by M.C. Beaton
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Set in the Highlands of Scotland and part of a long series of mysteries featuring a clever local constable
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