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Have you read Jane's Fame, by Claire Harman? There are some great stories in it about how unknown she was in the decades after her death -- including one about a visitor to Winchester Cathedral asking what she was known for and the cathedral guide saying that he had no idea!


I have read the book, but I'd forgotten that story. Thanks for reminding me, Audrey!


I have just finished, this morning The Tree Bride by Bharati Mukherjee. It was about India and it was just delightful. I am not sure what I am going to pick up next from my tbr pile. Finally the sun is shining after weeks of rain and more rain, high rivers and floods, at least one must be thankful for the fact it's not snowing!! Have a great weekend.


You, too, Anji, and I'm glad the sun is shining for you.


Rain and more rain here. Constantly amazed and diverted by A M Homes May We Be Forgiven. Only drawn to it since it won the Women's Fiction Prize, not sure of the correct name since it's not the Orange prize anymore. Keenly observant spouse has noted that after an uncertain start with this I am quite caught up in it.


Coincidentally, a friend was talking about that book earlier this week and her response to it was much the same as yours, Martina. It sounds like one you wouldn't forget in a hurry.


Just finished Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende. Her latest and it was a great read. She is the most amazing story teller.


She is indeed.


Still reading The Last Runaway and enjoying it immensely.


Great! I loved it too, Chris.


With vacation upon me, I've engaged in a riot of reading, especially enjoying The Poacher's Son, by Paul Doiron, a fast-paced, exciting mystery about a game warden in the back woods of Maine, and also The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore, a very different but equally enjoyable novel about an African-American community in Indiana. The cold, rainy weather has offered no obstacle to lazy days of reading!

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