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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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OK. Yes, I voted for her and was crushed when the best-qualified candidate lost to a charlatan fraud who, as his acting chief-of-staff admitted recently “…is in the hospitality business.” But one of the most perplexing things about her as a person an ...more
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The Pioneers by David McCullough
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David McCullough writes elegant history and he has done so again with this rambling study of the American frontier and those who settled it. His problems in doing so are legion: unlike most of his studies, this one is about numerous people, mostly fr ...more
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Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg
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This is a strange bit of political autobiography. It is about a man of not yet forty who has spent time in Afghanistan as a deployed Navy intelligence office, studied at both Harvard and Oxford, doing well at both, has run (and lost) for chairman of ...more
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The White Lioness by Henning Mankell
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This one is one of the most active of Mankell’s books, taking us from Sweden to South Africa and involving murder, terrorism and a planned assassination of either Nelson Mandela or Pres. de Klerk of South Africa. Hero Kurt Wallender is not at his bes ...more
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Dark Secrets by Michael Hjorth
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Of all the Hjorth and Rosenfeldt novels I’ve read, this is the most complex, plot-wise. First, Sebastian Bergman is back and wherever he goes, there is confusion. In this case, though asked back to Riksmord as a consultant, even though the homicide i ...more
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The Medici by Paul Strathern
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[I read this book as "The Medici: Power, Money and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance." The book is listed as first published in 2016]
The TV series “The Medicis” admittedly got me interested in this book, indicating the symbiotic effect of var
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The Silent Girl by Michael Hjorth
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Sebastian Bergman is a sex addict. That verdict is delivered by his newly discovered daughter, Vanja, who is a cop in Sweden. She is a part of the newly-formed Riksmord, national police homicide unit. Sebastian is a consultant and profiler for the un ...more
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The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag
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This one, for Nordic Noir, is Nordic and it is sort of noir but not the way you usually think of noir. The setting makes the difference. This is 19th century Stockholm and there are no gangs, no intrepid detectives, and only one real murder. The “det ...more
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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
City of Girls
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
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Elizabeth Gilbert’s big hit previously was “Eat, Pray Love,” a highly self-indulgent trip through Italy, India and Indonesia in search of a new direction after a tough divorce. This entry is almost totally different: a historical romp through New Yor ...more
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Knife by Jo Nesbø
Knife (Harry Hole, #12)
by Jo Nesbø (Goodreads Author)
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Jo Nesbø and Harry Hole are back and much, much different than in previous novels. Hole is widowed early on when Rakel is stabbed to death in the house she once shared with Harry. He has been homeless for some time after a drunken dalliance with a fe ...more
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