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Maven Books

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

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
It's Up to the Women
Eleanor Roosevelt
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

Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore

Mourning Ruby - Helen Dunmore

A winding tale about a woman (and her husband) mourning the death of her daughter, though this aspect of the plot wasn't clear initially. Lovely use of language and a well-crafted story overall. The insertion of the friend's novel was interesting, though somewhat distracting as well.