Dreams of the Red Phoenix by Virginia Pye

Dreams of the Red Phoenix by Virginia Pye. Unbridled Books, 2015 My friend Virginia Pye’s first published novel, River of Dust,…

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Becoming Madison by Michael Signer

Becoming Madison by Michael Signer Public Affairs, 2015 This book is the March 2016 selection of my book club, Reading…

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The Children Act by Ian McEwan

The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Nan A. Talese, September 2014 It’s been awhile since I read a McEwan novel…

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The Lower Quarter by Elise Blackwell

The Lower Quarter by Elise Blackwell Unbridled Books, 2015 This book was originally part of one of the panels I’m…

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The Changing Room by Zhai Yongming

The Changing Room by Zhai Yongming (翟 永明) Zephyr Press, 2011 I have been dabbling with Chinese characters for almost…

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And West is West by Ron Childress

And West is West by Ron Childress Winner of the Pen/Bellweather Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, this novel tells the story…

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The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison

The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison Thomas Nelson, 2015 Having read Addison’s first novel, A Walk Across the Sun, I…

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Why the Right Went Wrong by E.J. Dionne Jr.

Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism-From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond by E.J. Dionne Jr. Simon & Schuster, January…

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