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Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller’s Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages Michael Popek From actual bookmarks to photographs, ticket stubs, lists, scribbled recipes, children’s drawings, birth certificates, four-leaf-clovers, unsent love letters, and countless other funny, heartbreaking, and odd ephemera, this scrapbook of intriguing finds by a used bookstore owner Michael Popek opens a rare window into the private lives of anonymous strangers through snippets of their life stories.
07\08 Slow to start. I got annoyed with how the author decided to start with Gwen's impending marriage to Arthur but then recount things from both their pasts. I just wanted to get on with everything. About halfway through things got really good though, so I'm glad I stuck through the beginning. The book was very rich and thorough. 8/10
In her historical novels about Kentucky, Janice Holt Giles has become known for the integrity with which she handles her material and for the realism with which she writes. In The Believers, first published in 1957, she continues her series about the settling of Kentucky with a moving story of love and marriage set in a Shaker community.