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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory My rating: 4 of 5 stars I used my first free credit at audible.com to download the audiobook of The Lady of the Rivers. I absolutely love the myths of the French royal families who descended from merpeople and the story of Melusina is evident throughout this […]

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The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric My rating: 4 of 5 stars Transported me in time and space to an unfamiliar world where brothers are very very mean to sisters. In this patriarchal place, the female protagonist has to do her utmost to survive her brother’s bizarre tastes. This book is kind of […]

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak My rating: 5 of 5 stars The most unique aspects of this book are the narrator (the voice of Death) and the protagonist (Lisel). The interplay between the constant but playful voice of Death as he studies and admires Lisel, makes them an unlikely pair. Of course the historical […]

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Book title: The Cat’s Table Author: Michael Ondaatje Bibliographic entry Ondaatje, M. (2011). The cat’s table. Random House Audio. Description An eleven-year old boy, Michael, boards a ship for a long voyage from Colombo to England.  As young boys will do, he befriends 2 other boys and together they explore all the nooks and crannies of […]

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Book title: Under Heaven Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Bibliographic entry Kay, G. G. (2010). Under heaven. Toronto, Canada: Penguin Group. Description Tai is assigned the duty of burying the fallen soldiers of his kingdom in order to put their ghosts to rest.  This strange task takes him two years to complete and leads to a series […]

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Book title: Their eyes were watching God Author: Zora Neale Hurston Bibliographic entry Hurston, Z. N. (2006). Their eyes were watching God. New York, NY: Harper Perennial Modern Classics. (Original work published 1937) Description  Janey endures three very different marriages and spends her life searching for love.  Set in Florida and the 1920s, the book is an […]

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Book title: Changeling Author: Philippa Gregory Bibliographic entry Gregory, P. (2012). Order of Darkness: Vol. 1. Changeling. Toronto, Canada: Simon Pulse. Description  The setting is Europe in 1453 and Luca, having grown up in a monastery, is asked to take on the work as an inquirer for the church.  He meets Isolde, a young woman trapped by […]

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