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Review of “Agent Running in the Field” by John le Carré

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. John le Carré’s latest novel, Agent Running in the Field, realistically and informatively describes spy tradecraft like only an experienced insider can. [During the 1950s and 1960s, le Carré worked for both … Continue reading

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Review of “The Fountains of Silence” by Ruta Sepetys

This work of historical fiction is set in Spain in 1957, when dictator Francisco Franco, abetted by the most conservative factions of the Catholic Church, held an iron grip over that country. Most areas of Spain were patrolled by the … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Kid Lit Review of “What Miss Mitchell Saw” by Hayley Barrett

Maria (pronounced ma – RYE – ah) Mitchell was born in 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts to a Quaker family. Her father, a teacher and amateur astronomer, showed Maria how to use a telescope and to sweep the sky as carefully … Continue reading

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Review of “Oona Out of Order” by Margarita Montimore

This unique story begins on New Year’s Eve in 1982, when Oona Lockhart is about to turn nineteen. She is agonizing over whether to stay with her boyfriend Dale’s band, or go with her best friend to London to continue … Continue reading

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Review of “Things in Jars: A Novel” by Jess Kidd

To my surprise, I loved this creepy, macabre Gothic novel set in Victorian London. Actually, it was not a surprise; having read the author’s previous books, I had high expectations. Like the best Irish stories, this one is a collection … Continue reading

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