In Review

Carol Howard Merritt's Christmas list

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In The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton en­twines rich characters into the stunning landscape of historic New Zealand. Catton constructed a fascinating view of vocations, economy, and culture, while employing a unique structure that waxes and wanes with the moon.

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Sue Monk Kidd’s writing is as wonderful in The Inven­tion of Wings as it was in the highly regarded The Secret Life of Bees, but this time she is using her literary skills to tell a story of freedom from slavery—freedom for both blacks and whites.

Richard A. Kauffman's Christmas list

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Jill Peláez Baumgaertner's Christmas list

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Debra Bendis's Christmas list

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