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Leigh | 4 comments I finally finished Gaiman's Sandman series, so now I'm excited to go back to prose. I just read Elegance of the Hedgehog, and Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is on deck.

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message 3: by Bradley (new)

Bradley (bradleymckinney) I ventured into some Hemingway for the first time, reading "For Whom the Bell Tolls." I finished it on the beach, so that made it all the more enjoyable.

Also read "A Country of Vast Designs," a book about the James K. Polk presidency, the Mexican War, and the annexation of Texas, Oregon and California.

Just finished "Gods and Generals," the phenomenal follow-up to the great Civil War novel, "Killer Angels." Am currently reading the "Memoirs of Robert E. Lee," like a good Virginian.


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Theobald Mary | 11 comments The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby.
I confess . . . I only read this book because it was set in Virginia and frankly, I didn't expect it to be anything terrific. After I'd read the first two pages, I knew I'd underestimated the author. The writing is superb. As I got further into the story, I realized the plot was compelling, the story well-paced, and the characters' dialogue believable--features that are, I am sad to say, seldom seen in a single book. I immediately ordered the second in the series.
The story is set in the wine country around Leesburg. Very accurately, I might add. And as a wine drinker, I enjoyed the many references and explanations about winemaking.
Has anyone else read this series?


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