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Blood river : a journey to Africa’s broken heart / Tim Butcher – The author recounts his audacious and perilous quest through the Congo as he retraced the 1874 expedition of explorer H. M. Stanley to map the Congo River, traveling alone with an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and dugout canoe, and aided by characters ranging from U.N….

 
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TIME AFTER TIME / Lisa Grunwald

A love story set in Grand Central Station in the 1930’s and 1940’s. A great romance and nostalgic novel for anyone who loves to see how 2 very different people can fall in love and be so devoted to each other that they are willing to give up what they care about the most.     Connie 10/9/19…

 
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A WALK IN THE WOODS / Bill Bryson

“A Walk in the Woods” was a fascinating and enjoyable read for me. It’s about the author’s attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. He keeps it lighthearted and humorous but also includes more serious reflections on the Appalachian Trail’s history and nature in general. It made me want to lace up my hiking books and hit the trails to enjoy this beautiful Michigan fall.     …

 
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AMERICAN LIGHTNING / Howard Blum

In 1910 the Los Angeles Times building was bombed. Several people died and many more were injured in the horrendous inferno. Since the newspaper’s owner was a zealous union hater, the bombing was presumed to be the work of labor union activists. Los Angeles city officials hire Billy Burns, America’s greatest detective, to find the perpetrators. The exhaustive manhunt led by Burns is the driving force in this work of true crime,…