Monthly Archives: June 2015

My Jane Austen Summer

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My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones

Clunky as an antique boiler. Charming concept, but not Austen-worthy.

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Leaving Before the Rains Come – Memoir (Highly Recommended)

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Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller

Magnificent adventure in complex blend of action, ancestry and self-reflection.

 

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The Book of Life (3rd in trilogy, recommended after reading first 2)

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The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Fan-pleasing ending blending science, history, blood-soaked action, witchcraft and romance.

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Delicious!

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Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

Inedible.  Overstuffed, under-cooked kitchen sink plot smothered in luscious descriptions.

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Independent People (pub. 1934, classic)

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Independent People by Halldor Laxness

Challenging, sometimes incomprehensible, but adventure, poetry, philosophy and unforgettable images.

Note to Kindle Readers: There are many complaints about the quality of the Kindle version. Best to read this one the old-fashioned way.

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