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The Character of Aaron Burr: A Review

This is a review of Roger G. Kennedy’s biographical book, Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson: A Study in Character. Kennedy’s  is not the sort of book one should read when not familiar with the history of the United States, the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Lady Cyclist’s Guide To Kashgar

I am always drawn to historical fiction, and the novel A Lady Bicyclist Guide to Kashgar, by Suzanne Joinson caught my interest for this reason.  Kashgar is a city in western China, which is bordered by the countries of Tajikistan and Krygystan, … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories: Of Dust and Strings and Everything

       [Note: This article was first published on Hubpages in 2008. It has been deemed idle and de-indexed, so I am republishing it here.] My daughter received a copy of The Golden Compass for Christmas from old family friends. I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Good Faith and Truthful Ignorance: A Case of Transatlantic Bigamy

Aya Katz is publishing her novel Vacuum County, which has several recurrent themes about Cabeza de Vaca, whose travels she is now documenting in greater detail here on Pubwages. Her discussions on Spanish exploration and colonization made me think about … Continue reading

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A Book Review: Vacuum County

Vacuum County is a novel written by Aya Katz, which opens with the predicament of the character Verity Lakeland in jail.  Verity makes the odd request to phone someone in Moscow for her one allotted call, which is not something … Continue reading

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The Good Daughter: A Book Review

Have you ever discovered a family secret that surprised you?  Thus, I believe many people will be able to relate opening of Jasmin Darznik’s memoir The Good Daughter, when the author discovers a picture of her mom Lili with a … Continue reading

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