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

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Christina Alberta's Father
H.G. Wells
Weike Wang
Go, Went, Gone
Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
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Tales from the Underworld
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East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

East of the Sun - Julia Gregson

The intent of this book was rather interesting, and it made me realize just how little I know about this time (and place) in history. However, there were so many things crammed in, and yet handled so lightly, that the book wasn't as compelling once it got going. A lot of the conversation and emotion were very light or lightly handled, and things that had happened previously were just conveniently mentioned when they were important to the plot, rather than when they happened.