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Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

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Babylon Berlin
Niall Sellar, Volker Kutscher
The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

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