Tag Archives: Egypt

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

Nefertari is a Egyptian princess, the niece of the heretic Queen Nefertiti.  When her childhood friend, becomes the Crown Prince, she struggles to find her place in his heart and in Egypt as his Queen. While there has been much … Continue reading

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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Let me state right off the bat, that this non-fiction biography about the Egyptian queen won the Pulitzer Prize.  That alone will tell you that it’s a notable work.  Did I mention that the New York Times Book Review voted … Continue reading

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The Good Spy by Kai Bird

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames – reminds me of A Bright Shining Lie in that it uses the story of Robert Ames to explain the Mid-East turmoil. Robert Ames is the ‘Good Spy‘ of the … Continue reading

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Have Mother, Will Travel by Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine

The premise of this book sounded great.  A mother and daughter embark upon a travel adventure to raise money for charity.  They visit several countries, beginning with China, and in each country they have several tasks to complete in order … Continue reading

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The Black Count by Tom Reiss

Who hasn’t been enthralled with the swashbuckling stories penned by French author, Alexandre Dumas?  From The Count of Monte Cristo to The Three Musketeers, the man was a genius at storytelling.  They seem too good to be true, there was … Continue reading

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Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz

“Habit woke her at this hour.  It was an old habit she had developed when young and it had stayed with her as she matured. She had learned it along with the other rules of married life.  She woke up … Continue reading

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