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Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson
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Very engaging book about a woman nearly nobody knows about. Would make a great movie with Natalie Portman in the starring role.
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The Chelsea Girls by Fiona  Davis
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Sounded like "my kind of book," but Kirkus Reviews said the dialogue was "flat" and the diary entries "expository and unrevealing." I agree. Good to know what "flat" dialogue looks like.
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Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
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Picked this one up since it's set in East Texas; I'm reading as much fiction as I can set in that area, to get a feel for how other authors handle portraying the area.

This is a mystery and therefore not my usual "cup of tea." But I enjoye
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The Paper Lawyer by Carlos Cisneros
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Set in Texas, so gave it a try. Didn't like the characters (you aren't meant to at first, but still, I found them two dimensional) and I gave up on it.
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Bakhita by Véronique Olmi
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Picked this one in a deliberate attempt to "visit" a time/place I'm not as familiar with. What a great story. Very difficult to read in spots (she spent her early life as a slave, and not many punches are pulled), but lyrically written and a marvelou ...more
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