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May 19, 2011
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at "The Women Jefferson Loved," a look at the personal life of Thomas Jefferson and the diverse women he loved and who loved him. Also reviewed: "The School of Night," by Louis Bayard, a crime novel in which modern-day scholars look for hidden gold in the ancient... more››
May 12, 2011
"Drawing Conclusions" by Donna Leon. The 20th in the series of popular mysteries starring Commissario Guido Brunetti and the city of Venice. Also reviewed, "Ghost Light" by Joseph O'Connor a turbulent love story based on a true story of a poor, ambitious actress and a brilliant, older playwright.
May 5, 2011
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "Sunset Park" by Paul Auster. A novel about a young man's struggle with guilt and alienation from his parents as he pursues a woman he thinks he loves. Also reviewed, "Jane's Fame: How Jane Austin Conquered the World" by Claire Harman, a chronicle of how Jane... more››
April 28, 2011
"Elizabeth I" by Margaret George. A big and brilliant novel about Queen Elizabeth I and her world.
April 21, 2011
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "J D Salinger: A Life" a complete biography of the reclusive writer. Also, "100 Great Poems for Girls".
April 14, 2011
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. A fictional rendering of Earnest Hemingway's first wife and the years they spent together in Paris. Also reviewed, "A Lilly of the Field" an historically informed novel that progresses from pre-Second World War Vienna into the Atomic Age.
April 7, 2011
Guest reviewer, Pat Leach will look at "Citizens of London" by Lynne Olson. A fascinating account of how a number of Americans aided the British in the years leading up to US involvement in the Second World War.
March 31, 2011
"Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams" by Charles King. A fascinating look at the past and recent history of the Black Sea port city. Also reviewed, "The Emperor's Body", a novel about the return of Napoleon's body to its present-day tomb.
March 24, 2011
Guest reviewer, Stephen Griffith looks at "The History of the World in Six Glasses", the history behind six popular beverages that influenced the world. Also reviewed is "Quotology" a history of quotations, their uses, misuses and significance.
March 17, 2011
"And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris" by Alan Riding. A detailed history of how the arts and literature faired during the occupation of the capitol.

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