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The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli  is not my usual pick for New Title Tuesday, but this audiobook narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch not only makes for delightful listening, the author explains this complex subject so that even I can understand it. Publisher’s Summary:  The bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an… Continue reading The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli – New Title Tuesday

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The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

The New Title Tuesday pick this week is a mystery that involves medieval medicine, family secrets, and the historical conflict between the Catholic Church and the Protestant movement.  Throw in stained glass artistry and man’s inhumanity to man and voila!  The Angel in the Glass a Gabriel Taverner Mystery by Alys Clare. Publisher’s Summary: 1604. When… Continue reading The Angel in the Glass by Alys Clare – New Title Tuesday

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Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

While it is no surprise that in the early 1800’s women were not supposed to hold political views, it is equally no surprise that some women didn’t particularly care about that gender social code explained Marianne Monson in Women of the Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies. “The book covers women… Continue reading Women of the Blue & Gray – New Title Tuesday

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By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – New Title Tuesday

Summer is not over yet, and I wanted a leisurely, fun read. Dorothea Benton Frank’s By Invitation Only was a perfect choice.  It’s light but not silly; it’s romantic, but not naive; and it celebrates the peculiar traits and themes that make and tie families together. Publisher’s Summary: The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By… Continue reading By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank – New Title Tuesday

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The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman – New Title Tuesday

This week’s New Title Tuesday pick, The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman, is the first installment in the new Frances Gorges Trilogy.  Not only is this a well-researched historical novel, it demonstrates that the problems of society in the past are not all that different than those of today – religious intolerance, plots to blow-up the government,… Continue reading The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman – New Title Tuesday

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The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday

I admit I have a basic optimism setting that allows me to find the good in most every piece of art, literature, or music.  But The Storm by Arif Anwar is not just good, it is transformative. Is is lyrical, exotic, historical, and heart-wrenching. Publisher’s Summary: From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a… Continue reading The Storm by Arif Anwar – New Title Tuesday

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Five New Fiction Novels – New Title Tuesday

Instead of focusing on just one book this week, I thought I’d look at several of the new additions to our collection for New Title Tuesday.  We have such a wide variety of authors, topics, settings, and genres that I couldn’t choose which way to go. That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam deals with… Continue reading Five New Fiction Novels – New Title Tuesday