The Jane Austen Book club is reading Margaret Maron this year. She's a North Carolina native whose first novel, "Bootlegger's Daughter" won every major mystery award for best first novel. That book was the first to feature Deborah Knott, whose colorful Daddy was a bootlegger. Deborah is an attorney who decides to take a stand against "mean-minded judicial pettiness" and take on the Old Boy's Club by running for a retiring judge's seat.
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Traveling the world
America and Africa
June 4 at Noon
Normally I skim books on prophecy and the "end of the world." Well, the nonfiction ones, anyway. I am pretty well-versed on these issues, and most nonfiction books are basic introductory knowledge and repetitive. This one isn't. Written as fiction, it is quite effective in the literary tool chosen. It immediately reminded me of Tolkien's The Hobbit, in which Gandalf needs to take all the dwarves and Bilbo to Beorn's house for help, but he knows that Beorn won't want them. So Gandalf cleverly goes ahead with just Bilbo, telling the ot