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Month: September 2016

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows is the first book in a duology by Leigh Bardugo that is set in the same fictional world as her Grisha series.  It’s a story full of plots not unlike those in Tamora Pierce’s Trickster series and an introduction to Kerch’s underbelly that reminded me of Pierce’s Bekah Cooper series. Six young people of varying shady backgrounds come together to pull off an unthinkable heist for a huge sum of money. With each of their talents together, they just might…

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The making of “The Sun also Rises”

The making of “The Sun also Rises”

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway’s masterpiece “The Sun Also Rises” by Lesley Blume tells the story of the events that lead to the writing of this classic novel.  Blume reveals many details about the characters in the story, particularly the fact that they are all based on real-life friends and acquaintances of Hemingway’s.  This fascinating book gives a behind the scenes look at Hemingway’s personality and his life in Europe when working on his first novel. …

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