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Once I take my LATG exam, and once daylight only lasts from about 8 am-4 pm, I'm going to need books to read. 

I especially like historical (recent reads include The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origin of Our Discontent), and mysteries. Bonus points for anybody who can recommend a historical fiction mystery that also features cats!

Thanks in advance!

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On 11/27/2022 at 1:20 PM, LaceyLou said:

Once I take my LATG exam, and once daylight only lasts from about 8 am-4 pm, I'm going to need books to read. 

I especially like historical (recent reads include The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origin of Our Discontent), and mysteries. Bonus points for anybody who can recommend a historical fiction mystery that also features cats!

Thanks in advance!

 

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No cats, but a couple of historical fiction novels you might check out. Mary Doria Russell, probably best known for her science fiction novel The Sparrow (very good read, raises some interesting philosophical religious theories). I enjoyed her Tombstone novels Doc and Epitaph which focus on the Earp brothers and Doc Holiday.

A couple more Russell "historical" novels; The Women of Copper Country, is focused on the labor issues around the mining industry in Calumet Michigan in 1913.

A Thread of Grace is probably my favorite of her works. 1943 shortly after Italy broke from Germany in WWII, a group of Jewish refugees trying to escape across the Alps for a chance of safety. The books is based on the underground efforts by Italian citizens who saved the lives of 43,000 Jews near the end of the war.

If you're into historical espionage novels check out the works of Noel Hynd. I've read his Berlin series and enjoyed it. He's also written a couple of baseball related books based on the Giants and Dodgers during their final years in NY

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