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  1. The Widow: a recommendation

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    August 18, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    The Widow by Fiona Barton Really…. how could a wife be so clueless, trusting, gullible? This gullible wife tries to comprehend her husband’s secret life after he dies. There is…


  2. The return of the Moonstone

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    August 8, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    When I first read The Moonstone a few decades back, it was already a hundred years old. Author Wilkie Collins had it serialized in a magazine in 1868, and it…


  3. I’ve Lived in East London for 86 1/2 Years: A recommendation

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    August 1, 2016 by Reader's Connection

      If you read only one book for the rest of 2016, I recommend I’ve Lived in East London for 86 1/2 Years by Joseph Markovitch (Words) and Martin Usborne…


  4. North Water, by Ian McGuire (Remember: anyone can submit reviews to Reader’s Connection.)

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    July 18, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    It is the late 1800s and the whale hunting industry is beginning to fade. Why would a ship owner send a ship this far north so late in the year?…


  5. I discovered Rage on Virginia Avenue

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    July 4, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    You know how some stories are said to have “twists?” Well, Becky Masterman’s 2013 novel Rage Against the Dying begins in a twist. I can’t go into details, but the…


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