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The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 19)

Hilary Mantel is an impressive writer and she proves this again in The Mirror and the Light, the last book in her series on Thomas Cromwell. It was such a strange experience to move from a very negative and antagonistic … Continue reading

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The Second Sleep by Robert Harris (Books to Read During a Pandemic, Part 18)

Robert Harris is an author that never fails to inform and entertain me. He is known for his historical books, like Imperium, which is about ancient Rome or Fatherland, which is about Nazi Germany, but The Second Sleep shows a … Continue reading

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Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carré (Books To Read During A Pandemic, Part 14)

John Le Carré has not lost his touch! This was a fascinating inside look into what it means to be a spy in the time of Brexit and Trump. As always, Le Carré creates characters that are interesting and complex … Continue reading

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Transcription by Kate Atkinson (Books To Read During a Pandemic, Part 13)

Kate Atkinson is a good writer. She knows how to tell a good story, to form complicated and unexpected plot lines and create characters with depth and feeling and whose lives you care about. If you have not yet made … Continue reading

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn (Books To Read During a Pandemic, Part 8)

After reading The Huntress by Kate Quinn, I couldn’t resist reading her next novel, The Alice Network. Set against the back drop of WWII this is a novel that reveals the efforts of  the intrepid women who spied against the … Continue reading

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Inland by Téa Obreht (Books to Read During a Pandemic part 7)

After six weeks of offering multiple books, genres and series to keep you occupied during a pandemic, today I am returning to my regular format of offering one book that I have read recently. I read Téa Obreht’s The Tiger … Continue reading

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Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon

As you know I am big fan of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series, but when you are all caught up and are waiting for the next book to be released  or there is an eight week wait list at the … Continue reading

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

On the island of Jeju in S. Korea there are female divers called the haenyeo. They support their families by free diving, holding their breath between 1-2 minutes and diving 20 to 40 feet below the water, to harvest seaweed, … Continue reading

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Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

In 1951, Yun Ling Teoh makes her way to the Cameron Highlands of Malaya. Scarred and traumatized by her experiences during the war in a Japanese concentration camp, she needs time to heal and find a way to live again.  … Continue reading

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The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen, Translated by William Frost

Detective Carl Mørk, Assad, Gordon and Rose of Department Q of the Copenhagen Police Department are by now great friends of mine. Detective Mørk is a curmudgeonly old school cop, Assad is perceptive and thinks outside the box, Gordon is … Continue reading

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