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The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki
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Mothers of Sparta by Dawn  Davies
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Before Women Had Wings by Connie May Fowler
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I'm not a big fan of the cover. Between that black and white photo of a wooden cabin and the blurb I had the sense it would read like Tobacco Road. So I had this feeling that it would read as if it were set in 1940, not 1960s and was startled when 60 ...more
Before Women Had Wings by Connie May Fowler
" I"m reading this right now and I didn't realize it was that old. I'm having a hard time thinking the setting is in the late 1960s and not the 1940s or ...more "
Before Women Had Wings by Connie May Fowler
"This novel is a little hard to read due to the dysfunction of the family, just made me tense, sad and mad but I didn't want to stop reading it. Oprah Winfrey made a TV movie of it and it was also quite good. Read it almost 20 years ago so I can't..." Read more of this review »
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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
The Turner House
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3.5 rounded down. I thought the story would be about trying to sell a family house that was underwater in a bad part of Detroit and it would revolve around evil bankers, family fighting and broke seniors. That's not this story was about--it was about ...more
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The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
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There is a lot going on in this book. For whatever reason I thought it was basically a WWII book, but it's not really. It is based on a real house. Mawer had to learn all types of scientific things for the background of characters and some of the con ...more
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The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
"And yet another take of WWII - before, during and after - and it had it all, including great writing, good characterizations, and intriguing plot.

Newly weds in pre WWII Czechoslovakia - Jew and Gentile - engage an innovative modern architect to d..." Read more of this review »
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