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I just finished "The Yard" by Alex Grecian.  Its a good read, however, there are some gruesome passages.  It does give you a sense of 1889 London.

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I mentioned in a previous post about the book"The House Girl" by Tara Conklin.I finished it this afternoon,a wonderful debut novel from the author,really enjoyed it. Sue

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Maybe several people are without power do to this new winter storm?



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Tiny bit of snow today...schools and businesses closing early....am reading The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld....it's interesting. She is the one who wrote controversial book Tiger Mom....

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Yes, it has been very quiet here. We should be reading since it's been so cold across the country. I am reading The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen. It is about a freed slave who goes back to the south to help free slaves via the Underground RR and work for the abolitionist cause.



The book club is reading The Healing by Jonathan Odell. It is about a healer on a southern plantation during a cholera epidemic among the slave.



I am listening to The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff - a successful NY women befriends an 11 year old panhandler and they meet once a week from then on. True story.



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I love everything about Rome during the Republican days and the 50 or so years after.  This was no exception.  Awful quiet here!

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I've just started reading"The House Girl" debut novel by Tara Conklin. Its story of 2 women,Josephine a 17 yr old run away slave from Virginia in 1852. Carolina Sparrow living in modern time is a young,ambitious lawyer  working on a historic class action case, seeking damages for descendants of American slaves. The book goes back&forth between the 2 characters. I can't put the book down Sue

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Just finished a book that has been around for a long time -- "The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith. Know it was a movie, but now think they should have reversed the Jude law, Matt Damon parts. Anyway. Enjoyed it

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OMGoodness, the All Girl Filling Sta sounds like something I would enjoy, but I promised my daughter I would read The Time Keeper, glad to hear it is good, too. I have Queen of the Big Time and another of her books; off to Barnes & Noble for the other two books.



Until I started reading Adrianbi Trigiani's books, I was not a book reader, only enjoyed magazines, mostly with decorating, gardening and vintage topics.



 

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I've recently read several by Trigiani and liked them.  A friend recommended Queen of the Big Time, so I'll read that when I go back to books by her.  I read the All Girl Filling Station book recently, too, and loved it.  Fannie Flagg is great with characters, in my opinion....you feel as if you know them.



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