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These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (Advance Reader’s Copy)


I like that this story is set in 1800’s New York, during the time of the “Captains of Industry,” when families like the Astors and the Vanderbilts sought advantageous marriages to “preserve bloodlines.” Proper young ladies went to finishing schools, … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin


My son downloaded The Game of Thrones for me onto my Kindle. It has taken me many months to read the first four books on my Kindle, but it has been an enjoyable journey. The only thing is, as a working … Continue reading

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River of Smoke, by Amitav Ghosh


I found the beginning of this book a bit confusing. It starts in the Nicobar Islands and the characters speak in a sort of pidgin. I am glad that I hung in there because it was a very interesting book … Continue reading

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Ship Wrecker, by Paolo Bacigalupi


In this world, global warming has caused the destruction of cities like New Orleans as the water levels rose. People no longer use oil to power ships. Clipper ships sail extraordinarily fast, powered by sails shot by cannon up into … Continue reading

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