15 Interesting Books Set in Germany

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Germany makes a rich setting for both fiction and nonfiction. Many classic spy and war novels are set in Germany, and although this list is heavy with both genres, I also tried to include some other options. Continue reading

Book Review: Sidecountry: Tales of Death and Life from the Back Roads of Sports by John Branch

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Sidecountry is a collection of some of John Branch’s favorite articles. Branch, a Pulitzer Prize winning sports journalist for the New York Times, treats his readers to “something different, something unexpected. They would never ask for it, because they wouldn’t know to ask.” Continue reading

Book Review: 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard

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56 Days is an engrossing and well-constructed murder mystery set in Dublin, Ireland during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a real page-turner, with surprising plot twists throughout. Continue reading

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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A Dog’s Purpose is narrated by a Good Dog who is trying to figure out the meaning of his multiple reincarnations. It’s heartfelt and sweet, and will make you laugh and maybe cry, especially if you’re a dog lover. Continue reading

Book Review: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

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In Cloud Cuckoo Land, author Anthony Doerr weaves a complex and inventive tale about the enduring impact a good story can have throughout the centuries. Strong themes of resilience, hope, and compassion make this novel enjoyable and memorable. Continue reading

Book Release: Making The Best Years of Our Lives: The Hollywood Classic That Inspired a Nation by Alison Macor

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I am so pleased to announce that my former college roommate and close friend, Alison Macor, just released another book this week. She’s a noted film expert, and this time she focused her considerable research and writing skills on the classic movie “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Continue reading

Book Review: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

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Project Hail Mary is a fun and imaginative story of an interstellar mission to save the world from a hungry alien life form that is eating the sun’s energy. This is author Andy Weir’s follow up to his highly entertaining book, The Martian, and I have to say I liked it even better than The Martian. Continue reading