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Two area authors nominated for book award enjoy how their work make readers think about freedom

Author Tom Reiss "“I like to give people a whole new way of looking at the past,” said Reiss. “I love being able to go back and pull out the glory and fascination that’s everywhere in the planet, where the stories are buried.”

Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of June 6, 2013

The Black Count glory, revolution, betrayal, and the real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss. The life of French writer Alexander Dumas's father General Alex Dumas, including his parentage, and how, after he was sold into bondage, Dumas made his way to Paris in time for the French Revolution.

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a lover of books, reading, words, stories, and other forms of lit-related geekery. reality sucks, and books always take me to a better place. "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges...

Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Kaplan. Everyone must read this!

Quote pg 383 - There were weeks that winter, cold and sunny weeks, when new haven seemed lit from within, frosted snow clinging on shrubs, a festive quality to a world that seemed inhabited fully only by her and Blaine...

Inside the world of Huguette Clark: Heiress with huge doll collection

Revealed: The mysterious life of Huguette Clark is set out in the book Empty Mansions

THE GLASS SENTANCE by S.E. Grove -- “Not since Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book.”—Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood by James Gleick