Monthly Archives: May 2013

More about Jane

Jane Austen is amazing. Not only have her books, published in the early 19th century, stood the test of time, but they have also inspired countless spinoffs into the 21st century. We’ve had Stephanie Barron’s mystery series with Jane as … Continue reading

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The prim, the proper, the depraved

Most of us know, through Charles Dickens or other sources, something of the seamy side of Victorian England and how difficult life was for the poor people of the day. Anne Perry’s two outstanding series of historical novels set in … Continue reading

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Life in a van, and a lot more

By Linda C. Brinson If you have access to the Greensboro News & Record today (May 26), please read my interview with Ken Ilgunas and my review of his book Walden on Wheels. The N&R doesn’t provide its copy free … Continue reading

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A modest civics lesson on a lofty subject

Paul O’Connor (no known relation to Sandra Day O’Connor) is embarking on his annual driving trip, which means lots of good listening/reading time for him, and lots of good reviews for us. By Paul T. O’Connor OUT OF ORDER. By … Continue reading

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Who’s smart now?

I grew up in a family in which good grades and high test scores were highly prized, and where sibling rivalries could be heated. So the title of Jennifer Close’s second novel caught my eye. The book proved to be … Continue reading

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All you can read: delicious and satisfying

Want to laugh, cry, shake your head and smile? Need a reminder about the good things in life, the things that help us rise above the setbacks? Then Edward Kelsey Moore’s debut novel is a book for you. By Linda … Continue reading

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