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Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
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I really tried to get into this book but found it painfully slow and decided to stop. It takes place in the 1850s about two young men who are fighting along side each other. I usually like books in this genre but just couldn't stick it out.
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In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
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The 13th Masie Dobbs novel. I have read most of them and while it wasn't my favorite, I still found Maisie's character quite enjoyable. The mystery was anticlimactic and there were too many characters for me to keep track. I will continue to read as ...more
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
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I am a little late to the party but I loved it!!!
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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
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If you're a Democrat, this book is for you. I loved it. His chapters on Ted Cruz and Trump were hysterical and biting. It's also very depressing seeing the stronghold the Republicans have at the moment. Highly recommend.
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Stella Bain by Anita Shreve
Stella Bain
by Anita Shreve (Goodreads Author)
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This is a short novel , which I usually don't like, but I loved this book. First, I have never read an Anita Shreve book I didn't like. It is 1916, Stella is an American working as a nurse for the British army in WWI. She is wounded and loses her mem ...more
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Beloved Poison by E.S. Thomson
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1850s London Infirmary, a father and his son,actually his daughter dressed as a man so she can pursue this position with her father. The infirmary is to be torn down and six small coffins are discovered. Where did these coffins come from and why? Thi ...more
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The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
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I could only make it to page 88. I was so bored. Three friends, two are Jewish and recent widowers , and the third is a wannabe. If you are not Jewish I don't think you would make it to page 88. Everything had a Jewish connotation and it was getting ...more
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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn (Goodreads Author)
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What a page turner. WWI and WWII, female spies handling one of the largest spy rings for the English in the First World War. The aftermath of the Second World War, an 18 year old girl is determined to find her cousin who went missing during the war. ...more
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The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
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This book was not what I thought it to be. The story takes place in Jordan where two married couples' husbands are stationed. The first chapter is the basis of the novel. The two wives (one of which has an infant) are involved in a car accident and t ...more
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