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Maven Books

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

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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

In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing

In the Year of Jubilee - George R. Gissing

Strong writing, interesting characters, and a story that kept me reading.  Not exactly inspiring, especially for women, and the ending didn't seem justified (beyond a main character just being a jerk).  I'm not quite sure what Gissing intended or how this fits with his other novels.