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Time on your hands?

You can only walk so much during the lockdown. So here are a few books to try if you find yourself with some additional downtime.

Emily St. John Mandel is a gifted writer and The Glass Hotel delivers. I admit the first two chapters did not grab me , but after that I was loathe to put this book down.


Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore is a chronicle of the brutal culture of west Texas in the 1970's. Fear, desperation, and anger combine with grit, resourcefulness and determination to propel the women of the oil fields.


Beheld is loosely based on historical facts surrounding the Plymouth settlement. I was woefully ignorant of the true story of the Pilgrims and it isn't pretty. Bt the story she tells is riveting.


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