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Pam made a comment on Vicky’s review of Sacred Hearts
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
" I just finished reading this book. It is not a genre I usually read but I found it entertaining although I did rush through it. "
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The War by Marguerite Duras
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A very interesting account of life in Paris from 1944 written by one of France's most noted authors. Very honest and passionate.
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Point of Departure, Point of Return by Marshall Browne
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An interesting group of short stories using the themes of Australians in transit. Marshall Browne is one of my favorite writers - a bank manager turned author! His stories are original and highly readable.
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The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
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The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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This is an excellent follow up to the first novel by the author. Plot got a bit slow and then speeded up at the end. Can't say I quite believed the events at the end but it was still a satisfying read and I am now looking forward to the last book in ...more
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The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon
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This is an early Maigret mystery (first published 1931)that has been reprinted by Penguin Books. It is a delightful little mystery and so very French!
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American Journeys by Don Watson
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Fascinating account of a number of trips Don Watson did across America by car and by rail. I found his encounters with the country and people produce confusion and conflict - why is there such religious fervour, why do so many people own guns, why do ...more
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A Mercy by Toni Morrison
A Mercy
by Toni Morrison
read in January, 2009
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I found this book amazingly simple in the writing but beautiful the way it captured the 'voice' of the time. Set in the 1600's in America it tells the story of a young slave girl and the precarious existance of the early settlers on the east coast. V ...more
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The Unquiet Grave by Cyril Connolly
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Writers, such as Cyril Connolly, do not appear to be popular anymore. This is not a continuous prose work but more jottings of thoughts, musings etc. I found the work to be full of wisdom but also a little sad that it reflected an old soul tired of t ...more
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