Monthly Archives: March 2015

Longbourn (Recommended )

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Longbourn by Jo Baker
The gritty, backbreaking, heartaching downstairs world behind Austen’s  genteel curtain.

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In the Garden of Beasts

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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Disturbing. American ambassador’s daughter’s  sexy-times with nazis. Appeasement and anti-semitism.

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The Rosie Effect – Recommended (sequel to The Rosie Project)

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The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

LOL funny. Sweetheart Don’s delightful, big-hearted Asperger’s begets serious trouble.

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Benediction (highly recommended)

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Benediction by Kent Haruf
Regret and longing gorgeously rendered. Haruf shows how it’s done.

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Some Luck (First of Trilogy)

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Some Luck by Jane Smiley

Peer through keyhole. Love, birth, death and history slowly happen.

 

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Wolf Hall

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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Vexing misuse of “he.” Tiresome, dusty quarrels. Keep google handy.

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