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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

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules - John Irving

Whew! This book was really quite heavy, and especially difficult to get into. It really went on and on, though some parts felt too predictable. It was somewhat of a frustrating read, but not entirely bad. The very end and certain parts along the way felt too neat, but I guess it was ok.