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Review of “50 Things You Should Know About The Vietnam War” by Chris McNab

Like the analogously named books about World War I and World War II, this small book on the Vietnam War is replete with excellent maps, great photos, fascinating fact-boxes, and reader-friendly infographics. As the author writes: “The Vietnam War was … Continue reading

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Review of “But Can I Start a Sentence with ‘But’?” by The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

Can a grammar/usage/style book be “cute”? Usually not, but this one manages – well, at least if you’re into grammar/usage/style books. This book is a short compilation of some questions and answers taken from the website of The Chicago Manual … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois” by Amy Novesky

This biography introduces kids to the artist Louise Bourgeois, who was born in Paris, France, although as an adult she lived in New York City, where she died in 2010 at the age of 98. Louise’s family restored tapestries, and … Continue reading

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Review of “Black-Eyed Susans” by Julia Heaberlin

This is a serial-killer thriller that is a bit unusual in that it begins after the serial killings end, and we really never hear (thankfully) the gory details of how the serial killings were accomplished. This doesn’t mean the book … Continue reading

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Review of “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas

Now here is a love story. The center of this fantasy romance is a man who gifts the woman he loves with dreams of a night sky full of stars; a man who is the most powerful High Lord [of … Continue reading

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