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Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall exalts historical fiction to triumphant heights. The novel chronicles the reign of Henry the Eighth during the tumultuous years that put Anne Boleyn on the throne. The story is told through the character of Thomas Cromwell, a commoner who rises to prominence as a close adviser to Cardinal Wolsey and Henry […]

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Gilead and Home

I listened to both these books, “Gilead” and then “Home” as audiobooks. Ms. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for “Gilead” in 2005. I heard interviews about these books, and they sounded compelling, which is why I wanted to read them. I found them both slow and plodding, and my mind would wander while I listened […]

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Slip of the Knife

This is the third and final installment of the Paddy Meehan series set in Glasgow …Paddy is a journalist whose career we have read about for the past ten years in this trilogy. Paddy’s old friend Terry, a war correspondent, is executed and Paddy gets involved in the investigation. We are suspecting it involves the […]

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Destoyer Angel

In the seventeenth Anna Pigeon mystery, Anna’ friends are abducted while on a camping vacation and it is Anna who must rescue them in the Iron Range in upstate Minnesota. She faces four kidnappers inexperienced in the wilderness and she calls upon her vast skills as a Ranger for the US Park Services to track […]

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The Scarlet Thread

I didn’t care for the modern-day characters very much, but I enjoyed the journal part from Mary Katherine’s journey on the Oregon Trail. I liked the ending. Most people think an adulterous affair is a death sentence for a marriage but Good can even redeem that and give people the ability to live and forgive […]

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