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Empire of the Summer Moon / by S. C. Gwynne

Quannah Paker was one of the most interesting of the fighting plains Indians.  Born from a white mother who was captured by the Commanches at the age of eight, Quannah rose to power in the tribe by his wits, charisma, and pure physical prowess.  That is saying a lot, considering that the Commanches were arguably the most powerful tribe ever encountered by Euro-Americans as they pushed west onto the great plains.  The Commanches were the first tribe to adapt to life on horseback after they had…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Historical Nov 13.

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

I recently read 'South of the Border, West of the Sun', by Haruki Murakami and it was such a beautiful book, it has lingered with me since then.I loved the characters in the book; such as Hajime, the main character, whom we watched grow into a man and become the owner of a jazz club and husband and father.  I loved the dialogue in the book as well, and the conversations about the jazz musicians, literature and life rang true, and I found myself wondering how much of a reflection they are of…Continue

Started by Sarah Wild in Fiction A-Z (General) Oct 7.

The Postcard by Leah Fleming

Such a beautiful epic saga, starting in my home town of Adelaide, across to Europe, from World War II to the present. I loved every page as the story unfolded, and brought tears to my eyes as it ended.Continue

Started by Read, Review & Win in Fiction A-Z (General) Aug 25.

The Little Book of Everyday Miracles by Sharon Snir

We all experience coincindences, but this really is an inspirational book that changes your perspective on random coincidences  -  and replaces them as mini miracles.Continue

Started by Read, Review & Win in Non-fiction Aug 25.

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