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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler

War Paint

War Paint - Tom Wakefield Wonderful page-turner about a woman who comes into a dreary mining community during WWII, bringing with her the whiff of perfume, the colorful clothes and make-up of a starlet, and a sense of purpose & freedom for her female students and their mothers. If you've read Wakefield's memoir, "Forties' Child," you'll recognize many events, people, and scenes. I only took one star off because some of the premise seemed a little unbelievable. I still have questions in my mind. Still, I read in in two days and loved it.