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Today I swapped this new release Evanovich on the left, with these two on the right.  As I wrote prior, I'd never read Evanovich, didn't even finish, will not buy anything by her again.  Given one?  Sure, I'd swim with her Stephanie Plum bore of a Bounty Hunter character if I had nothing else to read. Evanovich's Notorious Nineteen sub plots led me astray.  She writes so many same       theme books, she's simply a writer that perhaps can't help but stray.

Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein, guess what book I get to read tonight? Fiction about Afghanistan tragedies and their culture.  It's not listed as historical fiction although there is that element.  A stellar review via The New York Times Book Review, and it's A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, not including other awarded prestige. Copyright 2003, and already Afghanistan changes, dramatically.  Publishers, same old, same old, digitization, hasn't changed this:  Published by Riverhead Books, one of the most selective.  Publishers, sometimes irrelevant, in this case, not.  .

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, fiction, takes place in 1946 with a female writer main character that creates a literary society, on the English Channel's Guernsey Island.  Outstanding reviews, included, glowing praise from Elizabeth Gilbert the author of Eat, Pray, Love fame.  Copyright in 2008. 

Being new certainly doesn't translate into being better.  And did I luck out or what?

Sheila Cull
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