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1356 by Bernard Cornwell (podcast)

Two librarians from the Johnson County Library, Christine Peterson and Gregg Winsor, discuss Bernard Cornwell’s novel “1356″ and some other favorites from the historical fiction genre. Listen to the discussion, or check out the books they discussed here.

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Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

In Walker’s beautifully-written debut novel, it’s the end of the world as we know it, but instead of a sudden vampire plague or apocalyptic alien invasion, scientists discover that the Earth’s rotation is slowing.  Days and nights are getting longer, … Continue reading

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Savages by Don Winslow

Ben and Chon are two laid-back buddies, born and raised on the beaches of Southern California, playing volleyball and chasing girls. Ben grew up to study finance and botany, while Chon trained as a Navy SEAL and is a veteran … Continue reading

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Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

During this time of year when the leaves start to turn and the wind gets a chill, it makes you want to curl up in bed and read a good book. Halloween is this weekend, and readers are always looking … Continue reading

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A Splendid Exchange – How Trade Shaped the World by William J. Bernstein

While most historical non-fiction works focus on large arcs of history through the lens of politics or religion or war, Bernstein looks at commerce from almost an evolutionary standpoint, as a beneficial process that has given people what they desire … Continue reading

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

You may have heard Justin Cronin’s The Passage billed as the vampire novel to read this summer, but to classify this book as a mere vampire novel is to put it in a small, easily-defined box when the scope is … Continue reading

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The Manual of Detection by Jedidiah Berry

 The basic pitch for this book would make it seem like it’s a fairly straightforward detective novel: a world-famous detective goes missing and his lowly file clerk is promoted to take his place. But nothing in this debut novel by Jedidiah … Continue reading

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