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A REALLY BIG LUNCH: THE ROVING GOURMAND ON FOOD AND LIFE , by Jim Harrison
Reading A Really Big Lunch was a real treat and, while reading along, did a fair amount of underlining to highlight his highly entertaining commentary, many of the laugh-out-loud type.

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BENEATH A SCARLET SKY, by Mark Sullivan
Beneath A Scarlet Sky is billed correctly as a novel but, as noted in the author's Preface it is "a novel of biographical and historical fiction that hews closely to what happened to Pino Lella between June 1943 and May 1945."

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HIDDEN FIGURES: THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE, by Margot Lee Shetterly
We thought that Hidden Figures, nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, was the best movie we saw last year and wanted to read the book to see just how the screenwriter treated the source material. The verdict? The storyline essentially tracks the book but there were...

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SWEET CARESS: THE MANY LIVES OF AMORY CLAY, by William Boyd
I have enjoyed all of Boyd's novels, and previously reviewed Restless (2006) and Solo (2014) for TRE. I finished Boyd's latest book in Honolulu on a deck overlooking Diamond Head in the level light of an early May evening as a green parrot flew by. Boyd today is one of Britain's most celebrated storytellers.

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