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Book of Books: An ebook of
books read, reviewed or
skipped from 1999 through
2019
Book of Books
This web page lists all books reviewed by Steve Hopkins at http://bkrev.blogspot.com during 2019 as well as books pending (The Shelf
of Possibility) or relegated to the Shelf of Reproach or the Shelf of Ennui. You can click on the title of a book or on the picture of any
jacket cover to jump to amazon.com where you can purchase a copy of any book on this shelf.
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Bleeding Out: The
Devastating
Consequences of
Urban Violence--
and a Bold New
Plan for Peace in
the Streets
Abt, Thomas
Release Date: 7/25/19
Places and Names:
On War,
Revolution, and
Returning
Ackerman, Elliot
Release Date: 6/11/19
Red Dress in Black
and White
Ackerman, Elliot
Release Date: 5/26/20
The Heap
Adams, Sean
Release Date: 1/7/20
Amnesty
Adiga, Aravind
Release Date: 2/18/20
She Lover of
Death
Akunin, Boris
5/26/20
Club. The eighth Fandorin mystery by Boris
Akunin is a novel titled, She Lover of Death. A
young and naïve protagonist, Masha
Mironova, arrives in Moscow at the beginning
of the 20
th
century and joins a club of mainly
poets who are enamored with death. She
becomes Columbine, wears a pet snake, and
before long finds herself next in queue to
commit suicide, thanks to the signs she has
received. Events are heading off the cliff when
Fandorin joins the club. Of course, you’ll have
to read the novel if you want to find out what
happens. Akunin plays with words and names
in this novel in ways that will entertain many
readers.
American Carnage
: On the Front
Lines of the
Republican Civil
War and the Rise
of President
Trump
Alberta, Tim
Release Date: 7/16/19
The Catholic
School
Albinati, Edoardo
Release Date: 8/13/19
Hell and Other
Destinations: A
21st-Century
Memoir
Albright, Madeline
5/26/20
Momentum. Madeline Albright’s memoir
titled, Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-
Century Memoir, is packed with wit and
wisdom. This former Secretary of State tells
us of her life from 2001 to the present, a
period for her that was packed with deciding
what to do next and then after that, and then
something else altogether. Her momentum is
a force of nature as she accounts her life of
ongoing service and engagement. Her prose is
exciting, and her humor enchanting. Do
something or get out of her way.
A Long Petal of the
Sea
Allende, Isabel
4/9/20
Refuge. My frame of mind as I started
reading Isabel Allende’s novel titled, A Long
Petal of the Sea, involved feeling a little sorry
for myself. Disrupted by a stay at home order
to slow the spread of Covid 19, I felt thrown
off kilter by constraints on my regular
activities. After I few pages into this finely
written novel, I lost all sense of my situation
as I felt the plight of the protagonists needing
to leave Spain during the civil war and
becoming refugees in Chile. While at my own
home, I thought about the importance of a
sense of home in all our lives. Allende