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The Best of 2016!

2016 was a rough year in so many ways, but at least I was able to comfort myself with some outstanding books.  The best of these of course, were reviewed on the blog and, after careful deliberation, I think I … Continue reading

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Weird, and Truly Wonderful: ‘The Adventures of the Busts of Eva Perón’ by Carlos Gamerro

Readers may be grabbed by the famous woman on the book cover, but Gamerro’s evocation of Eva Perón is more than matched by his novel’s wonderful protagonist.  Ernesto Maronné dreams of climbing the greasy pole to become Argentina’s most influential executive and has a whole … Continue reading

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