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Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger


Speaking of symmetry, at one point, I wondered in Niffeneger’s name was an anagram…Reggeneiffen? Too much Scrabble, I guess. The first thing I learned was that Highgate Cemetary is a real place. It sounds so well described in the book … Continue reading

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The Boy in the Shadows, by Carl-Johan Vallgren


Translated from Swedish, this is a complex thriller with many interwoven plots. It takes place mostly in Stockholm, so the large number of Swedish place names and names of Swedish characters give it an additional complexity similar to reading a … Continue reading

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Day After Night, by Anita Diamant


Thank you to my long time friend Elizabeth for recommending The Red Tent many years ago. It is Anita’s best known book and an excellent read about the stories of Sarah and Hagar. I went to the library for The … Continue reading

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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1, The Forbidden Stone, by Tony Abbott


If you like Riordan’s books, National Treasure, or the Da Vinci code, you will love this series. I could barely put Book 1 down from start to finish over two days. Historical fact and fiction are woven together. Did Copernicus construct … Continue reading

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