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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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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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The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen


This is one of the absolute best books I have read in awhile. I also enjoyed Naomi’s Sacrifice of Tamar, but this book blows that one out of the water! A bias of mine is that I love good historical … Continue reading

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