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We Are the Land

by Susan Waggoner

"We Are the Land" is a unique and evocative Irish travelogue. In her travel memoir "We Are the Land", Leslie Lee ventures to the country of her ancestors: Ireland. Deciding it was time to see where her family came from and eager to share... Read More

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No Common War

by Susan Waggoner

Luke Salisbury’s stunning Civil War novel "No Common War" brings America’s bloodiest war to life through the eyes of a father, a son, and those who care about them. Mason Salisbury, a staunch abolitionist, has seen the cruelty of... Read More

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Happy Singlehood

by Susan Waggoner

People live as singles in mounting numbers, even in tradition-oriented countries. In "Happy Singlehood", Elyakim Kislev brings a researcher’s eye to bear on this world-shifting trend. Defining happiness as the degree to which people... Read More

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De Anima(L)

by Susan Waggoner

"De Anima(L)" is a rich novel that begins as a tale of campus hijinks and evolves into an exploration of contemporary ambiguities. Joe Costanzo’s "De Anima(L)" is a sophisticated, character-driven novel—a blend of a campus mystery... Read More

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Cigar Box Lithographs

by Susan Waggoner

Fully illustrated and packed with interesting details that shed light on the vanished Gilded Age, "Cigar Box Lithographs" is a delight at every turn. Charles J. Humber’s "Cigar Box Lithographs" is a highly entertaining illustrated book... Read More

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Seven Malas

by Susan Waggoner

Within The Seven Malas are an imaginative handful of affairs and one glowing true-love story. John Leslie Lange’s novel The Seven Malas is part midlife makeover, part male fantasy, and part earnest quest. Thirtysomething James Wilder... Read More

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