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Review: Song of the Sea Maid

Title: Song of the Sea Maid
Author: Rebecca Mascull
Series: – –
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: Novel
Available: Now

In the 18th century, Dawnay Price is an anomaly.

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Jenny Erpenbeck, The End of Days

There are several ways to describe The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Susan Bernofsky. The selected quotations from big-name newspapers on the cover rave and croon over its brilliance, its power and poetry. 693 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

Thoughts on Colm Tóibín’s Nora Webster (by Jill)

I didn’t think I was going to finish Nora Webster today, but I am pleased to report that I did. I started the morning with forty percent still to go (I read it on my boss’s Kindle), and managed to not nap the day away like I did yesterday. 810 more words

Fiction - General

The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly

Present day discussions of Prohibition(1920-1933) refer to it as a failed experiment, a warning against trying to outlaw substances which people think they need for recreation and excitement. 403 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

Review of Sebastian Barry’s The Temporary Gentleman (by Jill)

Remember the McNulty family of County Sligo? I bet you thought it couldn’t get worse than Poor Eneas McNulty being banished from his homeland by an IRA death sentence, or Poor… 760 more words

Fiction - General

Final Thoughts on Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber (by Jill)

I finally finished it! And it was glorious. I skipped multiple opportunities to exercise over the past few days in favor of working through Dragonfly in Amber… 1,442 more words

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TARGET CHURCHILL by Warren Adler and James C. Humes

The story opens with a vivid description of Beria’s NKVD men replacing the SS in the wake of Zhukov’s race across eastern Europe and into Germany: the one quite as bad as, perhaps even worse than, the other. 448 more words

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