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The book was terrific, my first historical fiction on the Civil War. The audiobook was read by Joe Morton who used a variety of really wonderful voices for the various characters. Definitely recommended.

Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen (I read a lot of food related memoirs, and this is easily the best.)

‘The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,’ by Stephen Greenblatt

This is one of those rare books that can change the way you think about things. It confirmed some opinions I already had, and introduced me to concepts I had never considered. Do yourself a favor and read it, a masterpiece that deserves its 2012 Pultizer Prize.

Skeletons at the Feast. One of my favorite authors and one of the best books I have read in a long time.

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood (Paperback)