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News Of The World by Paulette Giles

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a civil war veteran, but a reader by trade.  It is 1870, and Captain Kidd travels to the far parts of Texas, bringing public readings of global newspapers for a dime per person.  In Wichita … Continue reading

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Winner of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, The Song of Achilles is an attempt to construct, in novel form, the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles.  As you may recall, Achilles is the hero of the Trojan war, presumably an … Continue reading

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Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

When the book opens, Sydney is a 29 year old woman, once divorced and once widowed, who has taken a job as a private tutor for the summer.  She finds herself in a seaside cottage, living with a family with … Continue reading

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