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Personal History by Katharine Graham
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Confession : I was motivated to read this book after seeing Meryl Streep's portrayal of Kay Graham in "The Post". And I read it with great interest, and it didn't disappoint. The main reason why I plowed through these 625 pages without losing interes ...more
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The Mystery of the Summer-House by Horace G. Hutchinson
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This mystery novel appeared in 1919 and was set in the last months prior to the outbreak of WWI. The narrator is a young woman living in an English country house with her Uncle Ralph and Aunt Enid, and the story opens with this young woman becoming a ...more
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The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
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Nick Mason is released from prison, 5 years into a 25 year prison term for felony murder. How did this come about? Well, his conviction was suddenly overturned when a police officer admits to having planted evidence. The problem is, the police office ...more
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Sheep's Clothing by Austin  Lee
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Another discovery for my ever-growing collection of spinster detectives!

Miss Hogg decides to set out for herself as a private detective after the death of her police superintendent father. On the very day she hangs out her shingle, she is approached
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The Gentrification of the Mind by Sarah Schulman
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This was one of the most thought-provoking books I've read in the past years. It's part memoir of the AIDS years in New York City, part evocation of the 70s in that same city, part screech against the convenient forgetting of the (homosexual) AIDS vi ...more
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Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl
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I enjoy Scandinavian Noir... but sometimes I wonder whether this vogue has given rise to the publication of less-gifted practitioners, or whether the translations receive all the attention they deserve.

In this book, for instance, I could not figure o
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After Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus
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I must be hopelessly bourgeois, or hopelessly dense, or both. But I just didn't get it. I dutifully read t through this biography of Kathy Acker, self-styled pinup of the New York avant-garde in the 80s, and totally failed to understand the attractio ...more
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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
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I had expected to like this book, the diary of the owner of a second-hand bookstore in Wigtown, a Scottish "booktown". But I enjoyed it only very moderately, and that was because I found the author unpleasant. I had no illusions about the realities o ...more
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Suddenly One Night by Kelley Roos
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A suspense novel from the late 1960s.

Anne is a young woman between two jobs, and when a relative asks her to travel to Spain to look up her childhood friend Warren Carter , she readily accepts. Once arrived in the village on the Costa del Sol where
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Suddenly One Night by Kelley Roos
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A suspense novel from the late 1960s.

Anne is a young woman between two jobs, and when a relative asks her to travel to Spain to look up her childhood friend Warren Carter , she readily accepts. Once arrived in the village on the Costa del Sol where
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