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"Checked this out of YA section of library based upon good reviews;sadly, librarian reported that I was the first to do so in two years." Mar 25, 2015 05:06AM

 
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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
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Wonderful historical investigation in the guise of a novel of detection. Engaging and well-paced, the repartee only slightly out-of-date,it examines the case against Richard III and the nature of history.
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Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea by Dunya Mikhail
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The Iraqi Nights by Dunya Mikhail
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Tarot Shadow Work by Christine Jette
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Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge
"More like 3.5. Although it was a bit old fashioned in tone and prose sometimes bordered on the purple, I enjoyed this novel of the discovery of the true nature of love and of adventure in pioneer New Zealand, from isle of Guernsey and final return..." Read more of this review »
Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge
" I caught part of it this morning; that's what reminded me. "
Karen Witzler and 6 other people liked Karyl's review of Green Dolphin Street:
Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge
"As soon as Marianne sets her eyes on William Ozanne, after his father finally returns to his birthplace, she also sets her cap for him. From that very moment she realizes that she is meant for him, and that she would mold him into exactly the man..." Read more of this review »
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The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge
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The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
"A detective story that takes place entirely in one setting: the hospital bed of Detective Alan Grant. Bored to tears and given postcards of famous people involved in mysteries, Grant decides that Richard III's face doesn't match his reputation, ro..." Read more of this review »
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Howard Barker
“You emerge from tragedy equipped against lies. After the musical, you're anybody's fool”
Howard Barker, Arguments for a Theatre

E. Nesbit
“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat. Amabel did both: they are not the same thing, as you will see if you think the matter over.”
E. Nesbit, The Magic World

Donna Tartt
“That life - whatever else it is - is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch.”
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Gustave Flaubert
“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.”
Gustave Flaubert

John Crowley
“Learning to decipher words had only added to the pleasures of holding spines and turning pages, measuring the journey to the end with a thumb-riffle, poring over frontispieces. Books! Opening with a crackle of old glue, releasing perfume; closing with a solid thump.”
John Crowley, Little, Big

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