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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
Stones from the River - Ursula Hegi This book about WWII Germany has a dwarf named Trudi as the main character. It takes great skill to write something fresh about Nazi Germany and to avoid caricature or triteness when you choose to make your main character so obviously different from everyone else. Hegi manages it all marvelously. After I read this book, I read everything else Hegi had written and although her writing was just as well-crafted in her other books, none of them were as complex and fascinating as Stones from the River.