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Review of “The Kill” by Jane Casey

This is the fifth in the crime series based in London and featuring Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan and it is excellent. Most of the very topical story based on tension between the police and poor people of color actually focuses … Continue reading

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Review of “The Other Daughter” by Lauren Willig

Rachel Woodley has been a nursery governess in France for seven years when she receives a telegram that her beloved mother is dying. Her employer won’t give her time off to go back to England, so she quits, and hurries … Continue reading

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Review of “Jacksonland” by Steve Inskeep

It is ironic that Andrew Jackson, a murderer, kidnapper, slave owner, slave trader, land speculator acting on inside information, and last but not least, the cruel architect of Indian genocide, should hold such a revered place in the pantheon of … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “This Moose Belongs to Me” by Oliver Jeffers

This is a very funny story about Wilfred, a young boy who thinks he owns a moose he encounters. He names the moose Marcel, and explains to Marcel “the rules of how to be a good pet.” Most of the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Water Knife” by Paolo Bacigalupi

In The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi, the author based his book on a real article about the ways in which businesses systematically cast doubt on scientific studies that might interfere with their profit-making enterprises, allowing many dangerous commodities to … Continue reading

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Review of “The Coincidence of Coconut Cake” by Amy E. Reichert

This book is two love stories in one: the first involves the main protagonist, Lou, and a man she meets, and the other is about love for the city of Milwaukee, which is, as their tourism center justifiably claims, “a … Continue reading

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Review of “Half the World” by Joe Abercrombie

Note: There will be spoilers for Book One, Half A King, but none for this book, Book Two. Half the World continues the fantasy saga that began with Half A King. I re-read Book One before reading this one even … Continue reading

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