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Charlie (bitsyblingbooks) | 61 comments Mod
This looks great too! My shelf is already bending in the middle and it isn't even January yet!

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Sharon (fiona64) Charlie wrote: "This looks great too! My shelf is already bending in the middle and it isn't even January yet!"

I *really* liked this book, Charlie. :-) It was an outstanding look at what it was like for women living in NYC in 1893-1908, and how hard it was to break into the arts.

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JoLene (trvl2mtns) General HF (War HF --- not sure if that's a category)
City of Thieves by David Benioff
5 stars

This is the story of Lev, a jewish teenager, who gets arrested during the siege of Lenningrad (WWII). In jail, he meets a Cossak soldier named Kolya. The two are given a task to find a dozen eggs in exchange for their freedom. The story of their adventure is riveting and at times, absurd and other times tragic. I am not usually a fan of absurdist fiction (example, The Russian Debutante's Handbook), but in the context of war, it somehow makes sense.

The tale also has an interesting set-up in that Lev is re-telling the story to his adult grandchild. I highly recommend this book.

Audra (Unabridged Chick) (unabridgedaudra) I just finished and *loved* Sally Gunning's The Rebellion of Jane Clarke - it's fascinating and bittersweet. My whole review can be found on my blog: http://unabridged-expression.blogspot... or here, of course! I'm giving away a copy on my blog for those who are interested!

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Jessica (crazylilcuban) It's been a few weeks since I finished it, but I finally wrote my review of Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran.


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Angela (leavesofheritage) | 5 comments Altamont Augie by Richard Barager

Blog Tour:
Please visit my blog (http://soapboxinmymind.blogspot.com/2...) to read a guest post by Richard Barager, author of Altamont Augie. This is a fictional work about the 1960s era.

My review will follow once I finish.

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