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Book Review

Leeteg

by Susan Waggoner

"Leeteg" is the fascinating biography of an artist who captured Tahitian life at an appealing time in its history. C. J. Cook’s biography "Leeteg" is set in Tahiti prior to World War II; it addresses the art of painting on velvet via... Read More

Book Review

Expect Some Delays

by Susan Waggoner

Expansive and thoughtful, the short stories of "Expect Some Delays" capture the graces and ironies of aging. Carolyn Gaye’s imaginative short story collection "Expect Some Delays" focuses on characters who have crossed the meridian of... Read More

Book Review

People of the River

by Susan Waggoner

Grace Karskens’s engrossing history "People of the River" illuminates Australia’s distant past. The book opens in deep history, describing the topography and course of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, a waterway that curves like a giant... Read More

Book Review

Redshift, Blueshift

by Susan Waggoner

The dystopian novel "Redshift, Blueshift" focuses on a man who’s alone in a cell, where his sense of reality fractures. Jordan Silversmith’s dystopian novel "Redshift, Blueshift" is narrated by an unreliable detainee from a... Read More

Book Review

Writ in Water

by Susan Waggoner

The accomplished biographical novel "Writ in Water" covers John Keats’s life with insight and understanding. James Sulzer’s elegiac novel "Writ in Water" begins as British poet John Keats dies at the age of twenty-five. Accompanied... Read More

Book Review

The Scent of Empires

by Susan Waggoner

Karl Schlögel’s cultural history "The Scent of Empires" tells the story of two perfumes that permeated portions of the twentieth century. In 1913, French perfumers were commissioned to create a scent to celebrate 300 years of Romanov... Read More

Book Review

The Kissing Bug

by Susan Waggoner

In "The Kissing Bug", Daisy Hernández recounts watching her aunt die from a little known or understood disease. Years later, Hernández set out to learn more, and entered into a harrowing medical mystery. Hernández’s memories of her... Read More

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