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A Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley

A Vision of Light was a suggestion for me from BookBub today.  This is one of my all-time favorite historical fiction novels.  I highly recommend it if you can get hold of a copy! Here is a description from Goodreads: … Continue reading

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81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy

I occasionally read non-fiction, particularly travel and survival stories, so this book was a given for me. As the cover says, it’s “the incredible survival story of a World War II pilot in Alaska’s frozen wilderness.” Leon Crane and a … Continue reading

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New mysteries

I am lucky to have access to Galley Proofs of new books through NetGalley.  I have just finished two mystery books that are part of new series. Knock on Wood by Linda O. Johnston is set in Destiny, CA, not … Continue reading

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Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

Subtitled True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle, this is a quick and enjoyable read. In 1970, Ms. MacLeod and her family decide to uproot from the frenetic pace of Southern England and move to a very … Continue reading

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Mysteries! Mysteries!

I love mysteries and read three very different ones during the month of March. A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander is the second book in the Bakeshop Mysteries series. I haven’t read the first so this is … Continue reading

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Arsenic and Old Books by Miranda James

This is another fine entry into the Cat In the Stacks mystery series. Charlie Harris is a part-time cataloger in the Archives Section at Athena College in Mississippi. When Mayor Long donates 4 volumes of a Civil War Diary of … Continue reading

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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

This book, by Molly Guptill Manning, will appeal most to bibliophiles and librarians.  It relates the story of the Armed Service Editions (ASE) of books supplied to U.S. soldiers around the world during World War II.  120 million small, lightweight … Continue reading

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