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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland

Wickett's Remedy

Wickett's Remedy - Myla Goldberg Two storylines, both starting in the early part of the 20th century, around the Spanish flu epidemic and South Boston. The author used an interesting non-linear approach to the stories; however I believe Lydia's primary life story is much more compelling and could have been fleshed out more and the sideline Wickett's Remedy could have easily been dropped or told as its own story; the two together didn't work for me.