Book Review: Frog Music

This book begins with a shooting that leaves one woman dead in a saloon on the outskirts of town and her friend left to figure out what happened. As we flashback to the weeks leading up to the shooting, we learn that an unbearable heat and a smallpox epidemic has been ravaging San Francisco in…

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Book Review: American Wife

It’s not stated explicitly, but this is essentially a fictionalized account of Laura Bush’s life.  Though names and locations have been changed, the similarities are striking: Alice (the Laura Bush character) grows up a quiet and proper only child in a small town, naive to the ways of the world.  After a tragic accident in…

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