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Best Past-Present Books

Books with stories in the present that go back in time to reveal something about the present
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355 books · 563 voters · list created July 7th, 2010 by Raquel (votes) .
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message 1: by Tom (new)

Tom How does AND THEN THERE WERE NONE fit in on this list?


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Has to do with the dénouement. To explain this in public would constitute a spoiler -- send me a message if you'd like to discuss.


message 3: by Daniele (last edited Jun 01, 2015 10:48PM) (new)

Daniele The Little Book by Selden Edwards
one of the best books of the genre I have read - wanted to share (I may have missed it in the list...)


message 4: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Tom wrote: "How does AND THEN THERE WERE NONE fit in on this list?"

There are several titles on this list that I've read, but except for two, I had something like 'Eh?' when I read some of those titles....


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