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Post  BrightEyes on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:56 pm

rivki8699 wrote:I'm heading to Italy for the first time, and I'd love recommendations for books set in Florence or Rome - particularly set in ancient or Renaissance periods. I'm generally a fan of fiction, but I'll take non-fiction if it's really good. Thanks!

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. I LOVE this book.

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Post  rivki8699 on Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:39 pm

Thanks guys!
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Post  Lurker on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:11 pm

Sarah Caudwell's Thus Was Adonis Murdered takes place in Italy, but is set during modern day and is a funny murder mystery book.

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Post  particle_person on Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:45 pm

Sarah Caudwell was the best.

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Post  rivki8699 on Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:46 pm

Lurker wrote:Sarah Caudwell's Thus Was Adonis Murdered takes place in Italy, but is set during modern day and is a funny murder mystery book.

Ooh, I love funny murder mysteries! Thanks!
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Post  particle_person on Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:04 am

What do you all think of Tana French's Cassie Maddox books?

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Post  naughty zoot on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:13 pm

I loved In the Woods and didn't much care for The Likeness, which felt like a rehash of The Secret History (which I loathed) with a ridiculous coincidence driving the plot. As for the rest of her Dublin Murder Squad series, I really liked Faithful Place, liked Broken Harbor and hated The Secret Place.
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Post  particle_person on Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks, I think I'll give In The Woods a try.

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Post  inversed on Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:52 pm

Some friends and I want to start a book club, and I need some recommendations for a first book. I'm looking for something not too long or dense (we're all mothers of toddlers), and something with wide appeal. I'm not too sure what types of books they normally read. Something with humor would probably be good. I was thinking of How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran but would like to offer a few options. Any suggestions?

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Post  whatthedeuce on Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:20 pm

I think Eva Rice's The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets would probably be something engaging and short enough for a first book. I loved that novel when I read it years ago and am actually overdue for a re-read.

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Post  katesti on Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:53 pm

I loved How To Build A Girl, and am also recommending Liane Moriarty's latest a lot - Big Little Lies. Both are fun, quick reads. The Moriarty is long-ish, but moves fast.

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Re: Book Recommendations

Post  eventide82 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:20 am

I literally just finished How To Build A Girl last week and really enjoyed it. The main character is very funny and the story moves along at a good pace.
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