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The House of Eve

Readers who love complicated stories about parallel lives will be absorbed by these stories of two women who ultimately share the same destiny. I loved this book because it took me into feeling like I knew these women intimately. They are sexual beings during a time when female sexuality was taboo. Because of these societal

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The Earl and the Pharaoh

Just a small hole, punched in the rock, enabled archeologist and eminent Egyptologist Howard Carter to glimpse the treasures soon to be revealed. And treasures they were indeed, preserved in the tomb of the young king Tutankhamen. Buried for 3,000 years, they glittered still. With a breathless audience, Carter reached in, shone a torch and

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Emilienne: A Novel of Belle Époque Paris

With her new book, Pamela Billings Ewen brings us back to a time in France before World War I, when the lovers of wealthy and influential men went out with them in public, setting trends and making waves throughout Paris. One of these women was Émilienne d’Alençon, a dancer turned courtesan in the early twentieth

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Ms. Pretty Rickey The Street Sweeper by Bryneen Gary

Book Summary: Ms. Pretty Rickey: The Street Sweeper is a Force to Be Reckoned with, Infamous Poetry about Chief Officials, Freedom from War, Dirty Money, Narcotics Anonymous, World Affairs and Domestic Crimes. A Whisper of Sweet nothings, Fresh delights of Lasting Love in the mist of Terror’s Electronic Harassment and constant tracking through Satellite. Sweeping

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I Eat Men Like Air by Alice Berman

Book Summary: A lavish, snowy weekend in New Hampshire ends in tragedy – and, a few months later, one of the party-goers is found dead. As famed podcaster Tyler Carroll tries to discover the truth around Alex Sable’s dramatic death, he turns to the native Upper East Siders who knew the billionaire’s son best. Each

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My Expansion by Nancy Manet

Story Summary Big Bear thinks they know how things are supposed to be for the cub: Don’t run too fast. Don’t get your feet wet. Do what the “good” bears are doing. Never stray from the traditional path. But Big Bear’s got a cub on their paws that just wants to go their own way.

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Home Beyond Hell by Karen Yakey

Book Summary: Captain Ethan Evans has been running from his for two years. Europe is a big place. He and his outlaw army of ex-soldiers are good at surviving, but commandeering a crumbling Dutch fort in the Netherlands might be just another mistake. Hidden by a mask and robe, his scorched, scarred body is a

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