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Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin
Worthy Brown's Daughter

mgreiner1, October 23, 2014

When I saw a new book by Philip Margolin, I jumped on it, as I love his mysteries. This volume, however, is not the standard murder, courtroom scenario I have come to expect from Margolin. This is a new genre for him. I love historical fiction as much as I love a good mystery, so I was quite content with this new book. The protagonist is an attorney finding his way in the new State of Oregon. He is a sensitive guy, a man of integrity who would rather take a beating than back down from the right thing to do. The book is full of interesting characters, from all socioeconomic levels, and is loosely based on a true story. Be prepared to go back in time, and enjoy the best and worst of human nature in the wild West.
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In One Person by John Irving
In One Person

mgreiner1, June 2, 2013

Makes me wonder if the author is, you know.... Not your typical coming of age story. Full of humor, pathos, Shakespeare, boys and men, girls and women. Part of the story took me back to a most painful time in our American history, but I willingly went there to learn how everyone was doing, coping, surviving. I recommend this book highly, alone with all others written by John Irving.
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City of Women by David R. Gillham
City of Women

mgreiner1, June 2, 2013

A wonderful addition to my long list of WoW! novels that constitute historical fiction, mysteries, stories of realistic, heroic women, and books that grip my attention right to the last page. There is a Reader's Guide included, and I would recommend this book highly for any book group that enjoys the above genre.
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Liberation Trilogy #01: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson
Liberation Trilogy #01: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943

mgreiner1, December 16, 2012

An outstanding history book, describing the early years of America's entry into World War II. Atkinson does not spare the icons of our military in describing their early mistakes, including the contempt of more seasoned British commanders. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the personalities of our early leaders,and was horrified by the tragic loss of so many lives due to ego-driven decisions. In summary, it's refreshing to read a book that sticks to the truth.
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My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
My Name Is Mary Sutter

mgreiner1, March 12, 2012

Persistence, passion, and determination are more important than beauty and wealth in this novel of the Civil War, and a woman who will not be stopped in her quest to become a doctor. A great read. Can't wait for more from Robin Oliveira.
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