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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
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Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays
Northrop Frye
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Echoes of Jean Auel: Mystic Echoes by Jean Cole

Disclaimer:  I obtained the Kindle edition of this book when it was offered free on Amazon.  I do not know the author nor have I had any communication with her about this book or any other subject.  I am, or at least was, an author.


If you liked Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear and its many sequels, you might find this of interest.  It starts more or less present day (I guess) but the suggestion is that the situation of the Prologue has its roots in a late Neolithic village.  After the brief Prologue, the text zips back into the past and great long uninterrupted paragraphs of text.  Lots of telling, little showing.  Writing mechanics seemed clean, but I just couldn't get into the story and found myself yawning before I'd finished the second paragraph. 


The second paragraph is two pages long.


DNF, no stars.  Just not my kind of book.