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Book Review: The Journal Of James Edward Pease: A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America)

The Journal Of James Edward Pease:  A Civil War Soldier (My Name Is America), by Jim Murphy This book is the author’s first novel for a middle grade audience and for a debut audience it is quite accomplished.  That is … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America)

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?:  The Civil War Diary Of Emma Simpson (Dear America), by Barry Denenberg A book like this has a difficult task.  On the one hand, most American readers have little sympathy with the cause … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light In The Storm: The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America)

A Light In The Storm:  The Civil War Diary Of Amelia Martin (Dear America), by Karen Hesse This book is a melancholy one but also one that helps the reader better understand one of the more obscure aspects of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hope Rides Again (Obama Biden Mystery #2)

Hope Rides Again (Obama Biden Mystery #2), by Andrew Shaffer Having read the previous volume in this series [1], I had a good idea of what to expect in this particular series, which is clearly written by someone who is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Port Of Peril (Fighting Fantasy #6)

The Port Of Peril (Fighting Fantasy #6), by Ian Livingstone Sometimes in order to appreciate a book you have to know who it’s for.  In this case, the audience for this book (and others, as this is part of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trumpeter Of Krakow

The Trumpeter Of Krakow, by Eric P. Kelly This book is a historical novel, and that is all the more impressive when you realize that this book is based on an actual historical legend in Poland, namely that there was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Backlands

Backlands:  A Novel, by Victoria Shorr This book seems custom-made to make into a movie.  I do not consider that a bad thing, even if this story is not precisely the sort of story I am most fond of.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bellini And The Sphinx

Bellini And The Sphinx, by Tony Bellotto, translated by Clifford E. Landers The author is apparently a noted musician in Brazil that I am not familiar with and also a noted writer in Brazilian noir fiction.  As someone who is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Portuguese Irregular Verbs

Portuguese Irregular Verbs (Portuguese Irregular Verbs #1), by Alexander McCall Smith Spoiler alert:  This book isn’t actually about Portuguese irregular verbs.  One of the odd things that happens when one simply puts on hold all the books in one’s library … Continue reading

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Book Review: Divided States Of America

Divided States Of America, by Aithal [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There was admittedly much I did not appreciate about this book.  I had expected a novel … Continue reading

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