Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See

Li-yan often helps her mother, the village midwife. As tradition dictates, she will fill the role someday. High in the mountains of Yunnan, the Akha, an ethnic minority, seem to be living in an earlier century, not in 1988. Their … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Other – John Kessel

Against all odds, Erno lands on his feet. He’s been exiled from his home in the Society of Cousins. He’s been living at the bottom of his new society. And suddenly, he is offered success beyond his wildest dreams. The … Continue reading

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Shadow Run – AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller

At 17, Qole is the youngest starship captain from the frozen planet of Alaxak.  She and her unique crew fish the systems for Shadow – sort of described as radiation.  It is a hazardous job and those working closely with … Continue reading

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In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel – Jacqueline Winspear

As the wireless crackled to life, conversation stopped and tension mounted. Maisie waited in the drawing room with her best friend, Priscilla, and Priscilla’s husband and boys. It was Sunday, September 3, 1939, and they were all prepared for what … Continue reading

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Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton

The sequel to Rebel of the Sands picks up with the rebellion somewhat stagnant.  For every push forward, the Sultan’s army fights back.  Amani, aka the Blue-Eyed Bandit, was gravely injured.  When she recovered, Jin was not by her side … Continue reading

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Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History – Rebecca Romney, J. P. Romney

Who knew that the history of printing could be so much fun. In the introduction we are reminded that humankind is full of idiots and this book reinforces the idea. Rebecca Romney is a rare book expert often called upon … Continue reading

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