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A Darker Place

I started reading Laurie R. King when I came across her Mary Russell series. This is a completely different kind of story, centered around a religious studies professor who also occasionally work undercover for the FBI. Anne Waverly infiltrates an “alternative religious community,” what many people would call a cult, to determine if the children […]

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Shades of Milk and Honey

Oh wow. Oh wow oh wow oh wow! I already had an author crush on Mary Robinette Kowal. Now I understand that I need to read all of her writing, and possibly find some way to marry her brain. Outstanding writing, beautiful characterization, and just wonderful to read. I’ll return this copy to the library […]

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The Day of the Scorpion

I actually enjoyed this book in the quartet more than The Jewel in the Crown, maybe because I already knew some of the characters. It is a continuation a few years after the main event/crime that happens in The Jewel in the Crown, and I am learning more about what it may have been like […]

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The Invisible Man

This is a landmark work of black literature, telling the story of the invisible black man who misunderstands and is misled time and again by white would-be supporters and misguided black men. It is a troubling book, not least because so much of it is still true today. A must-read for everyone. Catalog link

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

I was intimidated by this book at first — the paperback version that I have is 617 pages long and the type is small. It didn’t take long for me to get hooked by the rich story line and detail that John Irving weaves together to culminate in a pretty satisfying ending to the mystery […]

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