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  • Book review: ‘The Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer

    May 9th, 2019
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    Guernsey Island is one of the Channel Islands between Great Britain and France. During World War II, it was occupied by the Germans in their attempt to invade Great Britain as part of their effort to gain control of all of Europe.


    Book review: ‘The Guise of Another’ by Allen Eskens

    May 2nd, 2019
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    James Putnam is killed in traffic accident through no fault of his own. The cause is strange, to say the least, but since its only bearing on the story is the demise of James, whoturns out not to be James, we’ll leave it alone.


    Book review: ‘How the Light Gets In’ by Louise Penny

    April 25th, 2019
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    Inspector Beauvoir is no longer Chief Inspector Gamache’s right-hand man.


    Book review: ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah

    April 19th, 2019
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    As Germany began to flex its muscles in 1940, France mobilized.


    Book review: ‘The Feather Thief’ by Kirk Wallace Johnson

    April 11th, 2019
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    A few birds you won’t find around your bird feeder are the red-ruffed fruit crow, the Spangled Cotinga, the Resplendent Quetzal or the Greater Bird of Paradise.


  • Book review: ‘There There’ by Tommy Orange

    April 3rd, 2019
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    The novel introduces us to several Indians who are making their way to the Big Oakland Pow Wow. They are different ages, come from different areas, and have different experiences and different reasons for attending.


    Book review: ‘Beautiful Mystery’ by Louise Penny

    March 14th, 2019
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    When the music director of a remote monastery is found murdered, Chief Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Provincial Police is immediately called upon to solve the murder.


    Book review: ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times’ by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    March 7th, 2019
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    “Leadership in Turbulent Times” presents four American Presidents as they dealt with the trials of their time: What made them leaders? How did they apply leadership?


    Book review: ‘Open Season’ by C.J. Cox

    February 28th, 2019
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    Joe Pickett is the new game warden in the Saddlestring District of Wyoming, following Vern Dunnegan, a warden who was somewhat of a legend.


    Book review: ‘Dreams from My Father’ by Barack Obama

    February 21st, 2019
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    Elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review and having a truly unique history, Barack Obama was asked by a publisher to share his story, thus this book.


    Book review: ‘Down a Dark Road’ by Linda Castillo

    February 17th, 2019
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    Chief Kate Burkholder grew up with Joseph King. Like Kate, he was Amish at the time, a neighbor and her first love.