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REVIEWED: The American Spirit

The American Spirit by David McCullough (Nonfiction/Collected Speeches, 2017).

The respected winner of a fistful of major history awards, David McCullough is also something of a familiar voice from his many appearances on Public television. 727 more words

REVIEWED: Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter by Matthew Dennison (Biography, 2017).

In this book, Matthew Dennison, a prize-winning author (his Vita Sackville-West bio was named a “Book of the Year” by the… 318 more words

REVIEWED: Chaos

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell. (Crime/Suspense Novel, 2016).

Patricia Cornwell has been writing her books about crime-solving medical examiner Kay Scarpetta and those connected to her for quite a while. 345 more words

REVIEWED: The Woman on the Stairs

The Woman on the Stairs by Bernard Schlink. (Contemporary Novel, 2014/2016/2017).

This occasionally somewhat rambling, yet ultimately engrossing study of four people dealing with decades-spanning obsessions, rampant possessiveness and unresolved personal regrets was first published in the original German in 2014. 454 more words

REVIEWED: Are You Anybody?: A Memoir

Are You Anybody? by Jeffrey Tambor. (Memoir, 2017).

Jeffrey Tambor has built an enviable record of success as an actor. He’s won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, despite the deep-seated insecurities that he details in this revealing and personal memoir. 588 more words

REVIEWED: The Broken Road

The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans. (Inspirational Novel, May 2017).

This one is the opening of a fascinating new trilogy about one flawed man’s journey to redemption by New York Times #1 Best Selling Author Richard Paul Evans. 589 more words

REVIEWED: Feast Of Sorrow

Feast of Sorrow by Crystal King. (Historical Novel, April 2017).

This unusually good first novel is a well-researched, discerning and ultimately quite poignant book about life in Ancient Rome. 724 more words