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Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (2020) – Nonfiction  Rating: 4/5 I have always been a vivid dreamer.  While not in exact detail, I have always been able to easily recall them the next morning. Most of my dreams revolve around the usual  – falling or being chased or elaborate imaginings. Those never frightened me.…

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The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (2017) – Fiction  4/5 This book has been on my reading list for a while and what a time to read a book set in the backdrop of Alaskan isolation than right now. While my self-distancing is no where near the level of what it is like to settle…

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The Splendid and the Vile

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (2020) – Nonfiction 5/5 There have been hundreds of books and movies about Winston Churchill. The bulldog, the leader, the boss, the fighter. He was everything a leader needed to be and was a leader when the world needed him to be one. The Splendid and the…

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Afterlife

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (2020) – Fiction 4/5 Grief is a weird thing. Afterlife by Julia Alvarez captures this elusive but universal feeling. This book touched me in spots that are still sore. I’ve lost two close family members in the past year which is more than I have really experienced in a long time.…

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