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ACCENT: The Allure of the East

ACCENT: The Allure of the EastAs I have said in past posts, I am an unabashed Orientalist - though, not, perhaps, as Edward Said meant it. I am truly fascinated by {read more}

REVIEW: DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

REVIEW: DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson In Larson's latest, he manages to bring tension worthy of The Hunt for Red October or Das Boot to a pivotal day in May 1915. Two vessels, {read more}

GIVEAWAY: LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo

GIVEAWAY: LES MISERABLES by Victor Hugo  Thanks to the fine folks at Penguin Classics, I have one copy of a new translation of Victor Hugo's classic to giveaway.       To enter: 1) Share this giveaway. 2) {read more}

ACCENT: AMERICAN GHOST by Hannah Nordhaus

ACCENT: AMERICAN GHOST by Hannah Nordhaus I am very lucky to have a grandmother and a father who are very into genealogy and ancestry. She held on to family quilts and {read more}

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