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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

Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor

Bleeding Heart Square - Andrew Taylor

I don't usually read mysteries or crime novels, but this one really captured my attention. I got so deeply into the story, that I just had to keep reading until I finished it over the course of a few days. I like that it wasn't so heavy-handed and provided the reader with all sorts of information to piece together what had happened, and, even then, I didn't entirely see the ending coming. The book is really well-written and the historical details were really interesting.