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Book Review: I Am Livia, by Phyllis T. Smith

I’m not usually a fan of “ancient Rome” fiction: that is to say, historical fiction that focuses on characters in ancient Rome. But I Am Livia intrigued me for two reasons: (1) it’s written from the perspective of a woman, and (2) it’s written from the perspective of a very interesting woman. 515 more words

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Review & Tour: Casebook

By Mona Simpson
(Knopf, Hardcover, 9780385351416, April 15, 2014, 336pp.)

The Short of It:

A little bit of mystery and a lovable protagonist add a special something to an otherwise familiar story. 503 more words

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2014.16 REVIEW - Duke City Split by Max Austin

Duke City Split
by Max Austin

Copyright: 2014
Pages: 253
Rating: 4/5
Read: March 30 – April 2, 2014
Challenge: No challenge
Yearly count: 16… 578 more words

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Book Review: Bellagrand, by Paullina Simons

Bellagrand is part of a prequel series to the earlier Paullina Simons series that began with The Bronze Horseman. I read and reviewed The Bronze Horseman… 983 more words

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Blog Tour Book Review: Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Mackler

Title: Hope Street, Jerusalem written by Irris Makler
Genre: Nonfiction – Memoir
Published by Harper Collins Publisher
Page count: 320
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5/5 – It was amazing!! 1,029 more words

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Three Souls by Janie Chang

What made me pick up Three Souls? I think subconsciously I’ve been seeking out historical fiction all year, but more than that even, I wanted something Chinese and feminist with a deftly paced plot. 474 more words

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TLC Book Tour Review: Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley

Title: Clever Girl
Author: Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9780224096522
Genre: Literary Fiction
Pages: 320
Source: TLC Book Tours


Like Alice Munro and Colm Tóibín, Tessa Hadley possesses the remarkable ability to transform the mundane into the sublime—an eye for the beauty, innocence, and irony of ordinary lives that elevates domestic fiction to literary art. 588 more words

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