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Review of “Assassin’s Fate” by Robin Hobb

Note: No spoilers for this book, although because it is the third in a trilogy, there will necessarily be spoilers for the previous two books. This book, by no means a standalone novel, is the conclusion to the “Fitz and … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood” by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell

This book tells the story of Mira, a little girl who lived “in the heart of a gray city,” but who loved to draw and fill her room with color. She decided to pass her pictures around to share the … Continue reading

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Review of “American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant” by Ronald C. White

This detailed biography of Grant has excellent coverage of Grant’s role in the Civil War, but also a great deal of exposition about Grant’s character. The author presents Grant as someone who consistently surprised both friends and opponents by his … Continue reading

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Review of “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew J. Sullivan

This unusual and disturbing story is part mystery, and part examination of a small, very dysfunctional group of people. Lydia was psychologically scarred when she was 10 by being the only survivor of a gruesome murder at the house where … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best of Adam Sharp” by Graeme Simsion

I thought this book was “meh” at best. The two main characters, Adam Sharp and Angelina Brown, are incredibly self-centered. Twenty-two years ago, they fell in love in Melbourne, Australia, where Angelina was in an unhappy marriage and Adam, working … Continue reading

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