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   StormCnter  I'm almost finished with "Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne" by Richard Hofler. I almost gave up on it after the first few chapters which seemed to focus too much on Dunne's sexual proclivities and those among the people he socialized with. However, I remembered that our Lucianne Goldberg was a good friend of "Nick" and was fond of him. She is mentioned several times in the book. If you Have read any of Dominick Dunne's books or his gossipy columns in Vanity Fair, you will enjoy this story of his life.
May 9 at 08:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ok, I have a thriller to suggest. The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb. A woman gets a letter from the mother she thought had died 30 years ago and a letter from a lawyer telling her that her mother had died. When she goes to Grand Montauk Island to meet with the lawyer, she discovers a gorgeous mansion, millions of dollars and a story involving ghosts. It's a good one.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6715880-the-tale-of-halcy
on-crane
May 4 at 16:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  I am finishing up Sally Bedell Smith's biography of "Prince Charles". It's a winner. Next will be "Shattered", the new book about the Clinton campaign and loss.
May 2 at 14:41 EST .

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   Gram77  Storm, I am 3/4 through Mr. Clarinet and even though I read lots of different topics and new authors, this book is every different from those I have read in the past. Haiti has quite a history and it is worked into the fictional portion of this book. At times it is difficult to read but I am determined to get to the end and see if Mike Mingas solves what he has been hired to do.
May 3 at 10:55 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I have a frustration to share. Most of you appear to only be into printed books and have easy access to them. We don't have a good library close by and we can't afford buying books, even cheap ones. We have run out of room to store the ones we still have. Over the past few years I have become addicted to finding and reading or rejecting free books on Amazon. We have a prime membership since we shop there so much. Until recently the Kindle Unlimited books were free to Prime members. No longer! Most of the listings in the daily alerts don't show which are Kindle or Kindle Unlimited until you bring them up. It's harder to find some of the "gems" on Prime Reading. I just can't afford to pay the extra $10 a month to get Kindle Unlimited. Cheapskate me. Has anyone else dealt with this or am I alone here? I have found some interesting books, series and authors by sifting through the freebies. It's also easy to discard a book if it is poorly written/edited without feeling guilty about waste.
April 28 at 12:33 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I meant to say that my comment may not apply to those of you buying the print books, that it might not be of interest. Glad you can continue to shop and enjoy the books.
April 28 at 12:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  CW, I am sympathetic. What a box to be in, no good library near by and diminishing access to the E-books you have enjoyed. I've never tried a Kindle or a Nook, although those who have done so seem to really enjoy them. Anyone got a suggestion for Clipped Wings? Maybe a Share program with friends?

I found a couple of links for you to explore:
https://www.free-ebooks.net/
http://landers.bookbub.com/covers/?sourc
e=ga_general-head_freeebooks_exact&gclid
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http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks
April 29 at 10:09 EST .

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   Clipped wings  Thanks for the info Storm. I found one source I hadn't seen before, but had or have the others. I really shouldn't complain since I do have access to so many titles and I can still read. By the way, as your eyesight changes with age, the reading on a device is easier since you can adjust the font size to your liking.
April 29 at 12:16 EST .

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   StormCnter  My new shipment of books came in and my husband opted to read "Shattered". So, I am about 1/3 into a novel I had looked forward to: "Pachinko", by Min Jin Lee. I have always enjoyed books, fiction and non, about the lives of people in other countries, particularly India and China. This one is a really good one.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29983711-pachinko
April 23 at 09:15 EST .

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   Gram77  Checked out Pachinko. Think this one will go on my to read list.
April 24 at 06:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm halfway through, Gram, and it's an interesting story.
April 25 at 05:21 EST .

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   Gram77  Just started Mr. Clarinet by Nick Stone. Gonna be a good one!
April 13 at 06:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  I looked up a review of it, Gram. I agree. It should be a good one.
April 13 at 11:39 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks to books and cross stitch and an all around great personality I have found a new friend. Recently she shared a book with me called A Man Called Ove. It's getting good reviews and looks like something I should be my next read. Any one else read this?
April 2 at 07:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I loved A Man Called Ove and have recommended it to many. The writer has a couple of additional books out, too, and they are kind of fun.
April 2 at 09:16 EST .

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   Gram77  I am barely into A Man Called Ove and it is like reading a story about my mom. Everything, every neighbor, car, cat, dog, etc. was her personal worry and up for inspection. It is going to be a really neat read and is going to bring back memories.
April 3 at 12:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  I have commented before that I am usually skeptical about new books written by really prolific authors, thinking no writer has that many good books in him or her. Stephen King and Larry McMurtry occasionally turn out a gem, but beware. My exception is C.J. Box. I always pick up his books as they come out and I am never disappointed, although some are more memorable than others. His Joe Pickett series is very entertaining (Pickett is a Wyoming Game Warden ), but Box has written stand-alone fiction, too. I particularly remember "Three Weeks to Say Goodbye" about an adoptive couple who get a devastating phone call from the adoption agency nine months after they brought their baby home. It's a nail-biter and a Kleenex shredder. Check out C. J. Box's books.
http://cjboxbooklist.com/c-j-box-books-in-order/
March 29 at 07:25 EST .

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   Gram77  Interesting. Whenever I am either at the book store or the library, I admit that I walk by this author. Thanks to you I believe this author bears checking into. Thanks!
March 29 at 07:41 EST .

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   Gram77  Has anyone read Paper Lion by George Plimpton? I recently read a good review. If it's in the library I might take a crack at it.
March 25 at 16:42 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram I read it when it came out. How many zillion years ago was that? But George Plimpton is always entertaining.
March 27 at 12:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  We'd occasionally see him on one of the piers in Newport, RI many years ago - he could be a character study.
March 29 at 02:32 EST .

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   Gram77  Just finished The Killing of the Rising Sun. The only one of O'Reilly's books for me. I'm sure many readers here at The Connection have read his books. Personally, I liked this book and found many details that at the time were never reported. The one thing I did not know what how long it was before Japan finally communicated with Truman before accepting the unconditional surrender.
March 25 at 07:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  I read one of O'Reilly's memoirs. I'm glad you liked one of his historical books, I might give it a try. I hated his memoir. I had it on audiobook and I was so peeved I stopped at a roadside park and tossed the whole audiobook in a litter-can.
March 25 at 09:09 EST .

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   Gram77  Had to laugh at this but I can relate. Once in a while I will get a book that I have waited to get my hands on and get nothing but disappointment. About The Killing of the Rising Sun; the book is of course history and facts but I thought it was written like a novel and fond it a page turner.
March 25 at 16:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  A rather exotic Eng. teacher we newly teenagers had (her Jewish State military/spy boyfriend complete w/eye patch ala Moishe Dayan ) taught us that having a bad book to read wasn't a waste - it helped identify & appreciate a good book.
March 27 at 01:32 EST .

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