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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

It is rather risky to recommend a book that you have not read so I am greatly relieved and can now say without any reservations that Ivey’s, To the Bright Edge of the World is a wonderful book and I … Continue reading

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Please Do Not Disturb by Robert Glancy

I been trying to step out of my reading comfort zones by choosing books from less familiar authors, different genres and from different geographic areas.  So when I read a review about this book by a relatively new author and … Continue reading

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Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller

Sheldon Horowitz agreed to move to Norway to live with his granddaughter Rhea and her husband Lars.  If he had known there were only 1,000 Jews in all of Norway he might have made a different choice, but after his … Continue reading

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Books to Read For an Alaskan Cruise! (Part One)

This summer our extended family is going on an Alaskan cruise! There will be 20 of us and we will be celebrating some important milestones on this trip, from birthdays (80 and 90 years old) to a big 60th wedding … Continue reading

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City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan

I am often surprised by what I learn reading books, especially historical novels. There are so many details, and interesting things that get lost in the telling when you only talk in general terms about what happened during and after … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang; Translated by Deborah Smith

Some books are haunting because you can’t quite forget the images they put in your mind, but there are also books that haunt you because you feel that you are missing something terribly important, that is just out of reach. … Continue reading

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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh

I love it when books open up a whole new world of ideas, history and perspective! This book certainly opened up a whole new part of  the world-Burma and Malaya-that I simply did not know much about. Ghosh gives us … Continue reading

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