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Book review: The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings, by Megan Whalen Turner

(Note: I have fallen SO BEHIND on my book reviews, I have half-a-dozen posts in my drafts folder, whoops. Will try to catch up as speedily as I can.) This summer I re-read these this series after first encountering them relatively recently — maybe a handful of years ago. I found it interesting to re-evaluate their … Continue reading

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Book review: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, by Candice Millard

This is the first nonfiction book I’ve greatly enjoyed in a long, long time (since Devil in the White City was such a stressful experience). Destiny of the Republic is about the 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, who was killed not by a gunshot wound but by 19th-century “medicine” and those barbarians known as … Continue reading