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Blood And Beauty by Sarah Dunant

My book club decided to read two books about the notorious Borgia family – the first, a work of historical fiction, and the second, a work of non-fiction.  I delayed writing the review of this fictional novel until I had … Continue reading

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Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale

Prior to 1858, obtaining a divorce in England was costly and difficult, which meant that it was reserved for the wealthy elite.  But that year, a new Court of Matrimonial Causes was established to grant divorces without the great expense … Continue reading

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Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Of course,  I thought I knew about Frank Lloyd Wright.  I am familiar with his work – his fantastic, cutting-edge structures, from the clean-lined homes with stained glass windows, beautiful pieces of mission-style furniture and amazing buildings like the Guggenheim … Continue reading

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Scandalmonger by William Safire

Early American political history is fraught with scandal, intrigue, plots and schemes.  From the moment Alexander Hamilton set himself in opposition to the Republican forefathers, the United States established a two-party system that often seems as if it divides the … Continue reading

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Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson

Following where Three Cups of Tea left off, Stones into Schools is Greg Mortenson’s account of his nonprofit Central Asia Institute’s endeavors to build schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Early on in the book, Mortenson tells of meeting … Continue reading

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