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May 30, 2019

In May, I was reading ...

The pedant in the kitchen,
by Julian Barnes

Imagined London: a tour of the world's greatest fictional city,
by Anna Quindlen

Mrs. Appleyard's year,
by Louise Andrews Kent

Between you and me:  confessions of a comma queen,
by Mary Norris

By its cover,
by Donna Leon

The view from Penthouse B,
by Elinor Lipman 

The technologists.
by Matthew Pearl

North and South and 'Mr. Harrison's confessions,'
by Elizabeth Gaskell

Lunch in Paris:  a love story with recipes,
by Elizabeth Bard

The Gardner heist,
by Ulrich Boser

Love walked in,
by Marisa de los Santos

About Alice,
by Calvin Trillin

My latest grievance,
by Elinor Lipman

Everything she thought she wanted,
by Elizabeth Buchan

Jane Austen:  a life,
by Claire Tomalin

A presumption of death,
Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers

Instances of the number 3,
by Salley Vickers

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

I've read several of these! Your review last year had me adding The Pedant in the Kitchen to my list, but I haven't come across a copy yet. Library Book Sale season is starting soon though ;-)

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