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"Frozen in Time" chronicles harrowing WWII rescue attempts


Many readers can’t resist a true-life adventure story, especially those that shine a spotlight on people who exhibit supreme courage in the face of adversity and end up surviving – or not – against the odds.

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Author's debut novel 'The Gravity of Birds' takes flight

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As a reader, I am rather impatient – if a book doesn’t pull me in quickly, I am discouraged and apt to move on to another selection.

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Paris provides compelling backdrop for mystery

The rich art, music and literary scene of Paris in the 1920s and 1930s makes a lively backdrop for books and films.

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"Mellon" proves rich biography of financier


Maybe it’s just me, but many of the most tantalizing books on the shelves these days seem to be quite thick. I have decided not to be deterred by the length of these behemoths, but to try them out and, if need be, read only the parts that interest me.

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