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Cyber Monday: Perfect Gifts For The Book Lover

Today is cyber Monday, and I thought a post about the perfect gift for the reader in your family might be in order.  Each of the books I will suggest here were published in 2015.  And, for honesty's sake, I'll admit that I know each of these authors. That said, I wouldn't recommend these books just because I know the authors.  My recommendations come from the quality of story-telling and the entertainment value. Every now and then a book comes along that reminds you why you fell in love with books to begin with. Burning Time , by Bob Strother, is just that sort of book. Lots of people write books, but very few writers achieve the elegance of phrasing that turns a simple story into a beautiful tapestry of experience for the reader. After finishing this book (in less than two days), I found the next few books I read paled in comparison. I can’t say enough about the beauty of this novel.  In Burning Time , we meet Louise, at age 8, on the morning of her brother H