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Since the first of the January we have posted reviews of:

Do you know which author lived under a series of borrowed identities in Paris and then South America and then ended up in prison until pardoned by the president of his country? (If this is his real life, imagine his fiction!)

Or, which author won the Whitbread Award for a first novel beating out Salmon Rushdie and other favorites? Hint: it is the same author of whom Stephen King calls her newest book "the best mystery of the decade."

Finally, which talented author won the 2006 North Pole Marathon? (No slight feat!) This same author has had novels shortlisted for the Booker Award and holds a day job as a programmer at Microsoft.

We are posting reviews frequently -- almost one a day -- so please check our home page: frequently for updates.

Also, check out the Book Review Lists, Top Picks and the archive of newsletters for more ideas for your next good book.

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Happy Reading!

      Judi Clark
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