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Sunnyside by Glen David Gold

CJO, January 4, 2012

This novel awes me in its scope, humor and art. It is largely centered around Charlie Chaplin and the fictional and non-fictional characters who whirl around his legend. As an added bonus, within this book lies the drama of Rin Tin Tin, drawn beautifully by Glen David Gould as fiction but with rigorous research and historical fact to add depth to the colors. To me, this version of the "Rinty" story is far better than the new Susan Orlean non-fiction book. Not knocking that one, but Gold really captures the emotions and details of war and redemption.
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People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book

CJO, January 3, 2010

Beautiful language and an imaginative, intriguing plot that travels through time and many countries. Brooks makes the centuries-long survival of a single book (based on the Sarajevo Haggadah) moving and unforgettable. The main character, a book conservator, is feisty and smart. She is an ideal detective as well as a fully-realized human being.
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