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

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A Book for Her
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The Years
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"You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different worlds on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write."

--Annie Proulx

 

 

(From Annie Proulx, The Art of Fiction No. 199, The Paris Review)