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Heretics and Heroes

The sixth volume in Cahill’s Hinges of History series shows how remarkable changes in art, religion, science and politics transformed Western Europe. Erudite yet eminently readable, witty yet thoroughly researched. By the author of How the Irish Saved Civilization. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones  

Three Can Keep a Secret

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ISBN: 9781250054685
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 26th, 2014

Tropical Storm Irene tears through Mayor’s 24th mystery, as Joe Gunther’s team chases after an escaped mental patient, investigates a retirement home murder and discovers an empty coffin excavated by the storm – the solutions complicated by family secrets and past crimes. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

A Spy Among Friends

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By Ben Macintyre, John le Carre (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780804136631
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - July 29th, 2014

Even James Jesus Angleton, head of CIA counterintelligence, was fooled. A great read for fans of fact and fiction! ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Elephant Company

Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save  Lives in World War II Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400069330
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Published: Random House - July 15th, 2014

James "Billy" Williams worked in the teak forests of Burma after WWI, learning more than anyone else about elephants, as their friend, communicator, counselor, doctor. A truly amazing story of the relationship between a man and these intelligent animals. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Lucky Us

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ISBN: 9781400067244
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Published: Random House - July 29th, 2014

What a joy! A group of occasionally unfortunate but ultimately lucky characters remake their lives and redefine "family" as they move across the country during the 1940s and 50s. Written with wit and style - surprising you each time the plot swerves in a new direction. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Valley of Amazement

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By Amy Tan
ISBN: 9780062107329
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Published: Ecco - July 15th, 2014

This epic novel, set during the end of the Ching dynasty and the early 20th century, traverses the powerful, often devastating relationship between Violet Minturn, half Chinese and half American, and her American mother. Tan evokes 40 years of Chinese and American history with vital characters and colorful locales. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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