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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Mysteries) by Philip Pullman
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Mysteries)

ajmichaelis, January 14, 2010

I was looking for a fun, fast read and Philip Pullman provides that in The Ruby in the Smoke, along with an engaging, clever female lead and a cast of quirky and interesting characters. Set in grimy Victorian London, the book follows Sally Lockhart as she unravels a mystery involving the recent death of her father, the opium trade, the truth of her birth, and the famed Ruby of Agrapur. This is the first book in the series, and I'm eager to see where Pullman takes Sally next. This series isn't as well known as Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which is a shame, and it didn't come to my attention until I saw the adaptation, but I'm glad it did.

If you like light mysteries with a historical setting and a strong female lead, I highly recommend this series.
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The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Mysteries) by Philip Pullman
The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Mysteries)

ajmichaelis, January 14, 2010

I was looking for a fun, fast read and Philip Pullman provides that in The Ruby in the Smoke, along with an engaging, clever female lead and a cast of quirky and interesting characters. Set in grimy Victorian London, the book follows Sally Lockhart as she unravels a mystery involving the recent death of her father, the opium trade, the truth of her birth, and the famed Ruby of Agrapur. This is the first book in the series, and I'm eager to see where Pullman takes Sally next. This series isn't as well known as Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which is a shame, and it didn't come to my attention until I saw the adaptation, but I'm glad it did.

If you like light mysteries with a historical setting and a strong female lead, I highly recommend this series.
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Saturday: A Novel by Ian McEwan
Saturday: A Novel

ajmichaelis, January 3, 2010

This book captures the apprehension and fear that infiltrated post-9/11 society better than any other I've read. McEwan ratchets up the tension in this thriller, which follows Henry, his protagonist, through a 24-hour period that begins with a misunderstanding and ends in a way you could never expect. Saturday is a finely wrought page-turner.
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