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Book Review: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Title: Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II Author: Mitchell Zuckoff Genre: Non-fiction, history Publisher: Harper Collins Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead

Title: A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France Author: Caroline Moorehead Genre: Non-fiction, history Publisher: Harper Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC for a book tour with TLC Book Tours … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Plague by Michael Grant; Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy; and In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

Title: Plague Author: Michael Grant Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: He stood poised on the edge of a sheet of glass. The … Continue reading

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Joint Review with Kelly: Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

Title: Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II Author: Mitchell Zuckoff Genre: Non-fiction, history Publisher: Harper Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession by David Grann; The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum; and While I Live by John Marsden

Title: The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession Author: David Grann Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Vintage Books Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: Reporting, like detective work, is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Mini-reviews: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand; The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer; and Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Title: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Author: Laura Hillenbrand Genre: Non-fiction, history Publisher: Random House Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Edward Herrmann First line: In … Continue reading

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Audiobook Mini-reviews: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann; The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond; and Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

Title: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Author: David Grann Genre: Non-fiction, history Publisher: Vintage Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Mark Deakins First line: … Continue reading

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November 9, 1989

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