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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 Big Crowd by Kevin Baker

The Big Crowd - Kevin Baker

Meh.  I just wasn't feeling it with this book.  It doesn't seem as compelling as some of his other novels (Dreamland, Paradise Alley).  It kept jumping back and forth, making it hard to following, especially with so many characters to keep track of.