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"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book."  STEPHEN FRY

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Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101886717
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 24th, 2017

A fine sci-fi tale.  Can't wait to read WAKING GODS, the second volume, which comes out in April.


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ISBN: 9780425283257
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 9th, 2016

Terrific crime thriller set in Milwaukee.  Peter Ash will "star" in several more novels.  Very entertaining!


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ISBN: 9780062658012
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 5th, 2017

An excellent novel about the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII, seen through the eyes of a young Dutch teen who joins the German Navy.


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ISBN: 9781590515525
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Published: Other Press (NY) - July 10th, 2012

This is the fourth book I've read by Boyne.  This time he follows the friendship between two soldiers during WWI.  Absolutely worth every word! 


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ISBN: 9780393354843
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

Bravo!  Let's give this book a standing ovation!  Rose Tremain tells a story about frienship, love and passion... set in Switzerland.  I loved it!


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ISBN: 9781101974575
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Published: Anchor Books - October 17th, 2017

A fine novel centered around young Adam Raine...his younger years living in a coal town in Britain, his middle years fighting during WWI.  Tolkien based part of the book on his grandfather J. R.R. Tolkien's experiences fighting in the battle of the Somme.


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ISBN: 9781455563920
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

What a wonderful novel!  The story of a Korean family living in Japan from 1910 through 1989.  Characters I really cared about.  And a part of history I knew nothing about.


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ISBN: 9781565126770
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 1st, 2009

An excellent novel set after WWII about two families trying to survive living in the Mississippi Delta.  Eye opening!  Perfect for reading groups. Originally published in 2008 and now a major motion picture. 


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ISBN: 9780062469694
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Published: Ecco Press - December 26th, 2017

This compelling novel by Wisconsin author Butler follows Nelson Doughty from summer Boy Scout camp to Vietnam and back again.  Excellent!


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ISBN: 9781250145932
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 28th, 2017

Meadows re-creates the Dust Bowl in this story of love, loss and perseverance.  Beautifully written.


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ISBN: 9780525520269
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 16th, 2018

An excellent piece of historical fiction.  Harris brings 1938 Germany and Britain to life.  The "calm" before the storm.