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

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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Francis Spufford
Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics
Katrine Marcal
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Cordelia Fine
Tales from the Underworld
Hans Fallada

There’s no jot of shame in leaving the books on your shelf unread (The Telegraph)

"A survey has found that half of an average home’s 138 books go unread. I’m surprised it is as low as a half. Books aren’t meant to be read"