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The 19th Wife
it was ok
This book tells two stories - one is the story of Ann Eliza Young, who was one of Brigham Young's wives but who left him and went on the lecture circu ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
really liked it
Ida Mae is a black girl in the World War II-era American South whose only dream is to fly. When she hears about the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WAS ...more
Mar 20, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Still Life
really liked it
Not quite as strong as The Virgin in the Garden, but not-quite-as-strong Byatt still outranks most authors at full strength, in my book. Stephanie's s ...more
Jan 14, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy #3
liked it
OK, these books are enjoyable, but I do have one major beef. I've read three books so far and there have been two (extremely minor) female characters ...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 24, 2009
True History of the Kelly Gang
liked it
Fictional memoir of Ned Kelly, the Australian bushranger.

I almost put this down soon after starting it - the writing style is pretty rough going. It's
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 11, 2009
Angels and Insects
really liked it
5 stars to the first novella, 3 to the second.
Jun 06, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Gentlemen of the Road
liked it
Michael Chabon does historical adventure or, as he terms it, "Jews with swords." I read the first half of this book a couple of years ago, and quit be ...more
Jan 03, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
liked it
Kit grew up in Barbados on her grandfather's plantation, but after his death she travels to the Puritan colony of Connecticut to live with her only li ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Mar 04, 2009
really liked it
Sue has been raised by thieves in Victorian London, and is recruited to help in the con of a wealthy young woman in the country, though this becomes m ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
The King's Last Song
really liked it
Tells a fictionalized story of King Jayavarman VII of Cambodia, and about an archaeologist who discovers a gold book that tells Jayavarman's story, an ...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 14, 2009
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