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Maven Books

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

Currently reading

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

Billiards at Half-Past Nine by Heinrich Böll

Billiards at Half-Past Nine - Heinrich Böll, Patrick Bowles

An intriguing look at one family's experiences through two world wars in Germany, as seen from different perspectives and points in time.  However, the writing can be a rather weighty and takes work to get through, especially with so many perspective changes and so many people to keep track of.