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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    This one looks good to me.
    I read that one a while ago and you won't be able to put it down. Larson is a master at making a novel out of history.

    Another good one of his is "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin".

    My friend gave me a collection of books from her mom's things she was sorting through after her death. They're from "An Irish Country" series. I'm working my way through them and I'm on the third one, "An Irish Country Girl". Somewhat whimsical but interesting too.
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    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    There's a new Chief Inspector Gamache coming out soon...August, IIRC. If you haven't read the earlier ones, now would be a great time to catch up. Louise Penny.
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    Thank you all for the suggestions. I just finished, this morning, "Devil in the White City". It was good. Strange turn of events, however. I almost didn't finish up the epilogue, as I had another book in the queue and was eager to get started. I've been a bit distracted on my drives to and from work lately, so I did find my mind drifting a lot while listening to this book. However, I decided to finish the epilogue since it autoloaded when I turned on the app. Apparently, Dr. Holmes (the serial killer who is the subject of the book) is buried in the same cemetery as my paternal grandparents. How weird is that??? I wouldn't have known but for listening to the last 25 minutes or so of the book.

    Now, of course, I'm going to have to try to find his grave. It's apparently unmarked, however there is mention of precisely where it is. I've never visited the graves of my paternal grandparents, so I guess this is the time.
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    Whoops, just double checked and it's not the same cemetery, but it's not far away. Good opportunity in any event for me to do some research on my grandmother, who died when I was 12. I had no idea her middle name was Alice. Strange, the things you don't know sometimes.
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