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Book Review: Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay

Book Review: Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay

Title: Manderley Forever Author: Tatiana de Rosnay Translator: Sam Taylor Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Hardcover: 448 pages Source: Goodreads FirstReads Summary: (taken from Goodreads) As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As an eleven-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier’s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply,…

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Wishlist Wednesday #4: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl with Lori Earl and Wayne Earl

Wishlist Wednesday #4: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl with Lori Earl and Wayne Earl

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. This Star Won’t Go Out is a collection of journals, stories, and letters from Esther Earl, who passed away in 2010. She contributed a lot to the Nerdfighter community and it’s always so heartbreaking to hear John Green…

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Book Review: A Spy Called James by Anne F. Rockwell

Book Review: A Spy Called James by Anne F. Rockwell

Title: A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent Author: Anne F. Rockwell Illustrator: Floyd Cooper Publisher: Carolrhoda Books Hardcover: 32 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Armistead Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington’s army during the American Revolution, and whose personal fight for freedom began with America’s liberation. * I received a free copy of…

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Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

Title: The Autobiography of Malcolm X Authors: Malcolm X, Alex Haley Publisher: Ballantine Paperback: 466 pages Source: Owned Summary: (taken from Goodreads) From hustling, drug addiction and armed violence in America’s black ghettos Malcolm X turned, in a dramatic prison conversion, to the puritanical fervour of the Black Muslims. As their spokesman he became identified in the white press as a terrifying teacher of race hatred; but to his direct audience, the oppressed American blacks, he brought hope and self-respect. This autobiography (written with Alex Haley)…

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Book Review: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend

Book Review: Andre the Giant – Life and Legend

Title: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Author: Box Brown Publisher: First Second Paperback: 240 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box…

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Book Review: The Wand in the Word by Leonard S. Marcus

Book Review: The Wand in the Word by Leonard S. Marcus

Title: The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy Author: Leonard S. Marcus Publisher: Candlewick Press Paperback: 208 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) “Fantasy,” writes Leonard S. Marcus, “is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable, and to reveal our own ‘real’ world in a fresh and truth-bearing light.” Few have harnessed this power with the artistry, verve, and imagination of the authors encountered in this compelling book. How do they work their…

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