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A Conspiracy Of Paper by David Liss

David Liss is one of my favorite historical fiction authors, and A Conspiracy of Paper, his first novel, did not disappoint.  Taking place in 18th century London, Benjamin Weaver, a Jew and former boxer, is asked to investigate his own … Continue reading

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Blindspot by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore

A team effort, Blindspot is a tale of 18th century Boston written by history professors Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore.  It’s quality historical fiction, well-researched, with an entertaining story about a portrait painter, Stewart Jameson, and a young woman who … Continue reading

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Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

I picked up this novel because I love ballet and the plot had something to do with the subject.  However, it’s more of a backdrop, and the main character, Nina Revskaya, is an aged, former ballerina, so the ballet portion … Continue reading

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When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro

Christopher Banks is a famous London detective, who, having solved countless mysteries, turns his attention to the one mystery he always wanted resolved:  the disappearance of his parents in Shanghai when he was a young boy of eleven. Ishiguro pens … Continue reading

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The Gravity Of Birds by Tracy Guzman

In 1972, two families were renting cabins on a summer lake.  The Kessler sisters develop a relationship with young Thomas Bayber, a budding artist who captures their images and their hearts. Years later, Bayber is a famous artist who retired … Continue reading

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The Little Friend by Donna Tartt

I am totally in awe of author Donna Tartt.  I had this book sitting on my shelf for a long time.  Long before I bought and read The Goldfinch, which I loved.  But reading The Little Friend made me ask … Continue reading

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A Separate Country by Robert Hicks

Robert Hicks is known for his vast knowledge of the American Civil War and also for his excellent writing ability.  His novel, The Widow of the South, is a wonderful example of the aforementioned.  A Separate Country, however, falls short … Continue reading

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