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The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
"Got through the series when it first came out...but now it's so stultifyingly sloooow I only got to Severian's visit to the bordello and just couldn't, any more. Maybe it's the edition (audio), or maybe I'm a different person.

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
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Somehow, I had missed this story. For decades. I love its puckish surrealism, and its delicious matter-of-factness. And it has tea.
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Unto Us a Son Is Given by Donna Leon
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More Veneziano, more of Paola and the children, more family. Indeed this deceptively simple mystery is tied to family, and the ancient families of Venice, and more. It's a quieter Brunetti, but filled with many of the details we love best, as long-pr ...more
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The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon
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A little darker than even the usual chiaroscuro of this fine series. It is full of Venice and corruption and the differences between Venice and other parts of Italy, but it is less leavened by family meals, the patter of Brunetti's now teenage childr ...more
A Furnace Sealed by Keith R.A. DeCandido
"I reallly enjoyed this book! It is the first of a series, and I will be looking for the next book.
This is an Urban Fantasy, set in the Bronx. That was what appealed to me at first, since I spent my childhood in the Bronx.
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Earthly Remains by Donna Leon
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Water, and fire, and Venice

A hot Venetian summer; a story about needing to get away; about the work and pleasures of being in a boat on the water; about what happens when you make bad choices for what seem like good reasons and they come back to haun
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The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon
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Georgia O'Keeffe by Wanda M. Corn
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Georgia O'Keeffe made art in every aspect of her life: her clothing, her home, her choices in how she presented herself to the world. This exhaustive and excellent catalog, related to the exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of a few years ago, chronicl ...more
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Tomie, who has given us beautiful and wonderful and funny and silly and sacred books for decades, gives us a quiet one, where a grandfather and his grandchildren sit in the busy world, and see and feel the quiet, as the birds and insects and trees pa ...more
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