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Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor by Patrick Taylor
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The Six Train to Wisconsin by Kourtney Heintz
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The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson
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Inspired by a featured program on History Channel, I purchased this book as a curiosity and as additional Americana for my library.

Two introductory articles by members of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History rebroadcast the core inf...more
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How Not to Murder Your Grumpy by Carol E. Wyer
How Not to Murder Your Grumpy
by Carol E. Wyer (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2013
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Snicker. Chuckle. Guffaw. Snort. This 89-page e-book should elicit some humorous reaction.

Styled in a quick-witted British pacing, the book serves as a manual to activate a retiree. This cheeky presentation is slanted more as a woman’s guide to enco...more
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Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
by Dan Brown (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2013
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You might recall the Harvard art historian and symbologist from other Dan Brown novels. In this novel, Robert Langdon bounces through Tuscany and visits classical sites in pursuit of an evil genius bent on infecting the world population. Langdon sear...more
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The Alzheimer's Conspiracy by Stephen Woodfin
The Alzheimer's Conspiracy
by Stephen Woodfin (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2013
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A promising thriller: a rogue CIA element colludes with a heartless pharmaceutical company to infect the unsuspecting population with Alzheimer’s. The book’s thrill, however, diminishes for lack of editing.

The plot develops nicely and the climax has...more
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Fishducky's Fables by Fran Fischer
Fishducky's Fables
by Fran Fischer
read in April, 2013
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Here is a quick and enjoyable read whose whimsy reminds me of bedtime fable-fracturing to elicit children’s giggles. The stories might produce some chuckles, but the humor throughout is too inconsistent and satirical to draw out any belly laughs. The...more
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Fishducky's Fables by Fran Fischer
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Next to Love by Ellen Feldman
Next to Love
by Ellen Feldman
read in April, 2012
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Babe Huggins is a woman who needs no introduction—and she doesn’t get one until the second chapter. Ellen Feldman’s “Prologue” is an interesting device to throw the reader into the middle of action before detailing the actor.

We eventually discover th...more
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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“Shut Up!” has become a mall moll’s colloquialism to express disbelief. The watchword cautions a noisy crowd into meditative reception. It is a catchphrase that lessens the loud babbler and empowers the silent observer. In other words, as the book’s...more
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