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The Archaeology of Writing

All over the world, but not of it. Hemisphere-hopping wife, mother, author, angler, and seminary graduate. Represented by Books & Such Literary Agency.

Currently reading

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East
Hugh Wilford
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Paul Clark Newell Jr., Bill Dedman
Blood and Beauty
Sarah Dunant
The Last Camellia
Sarah Jio

Mortal Arts (A Lady Darby Mystery)

Mortal Arts - Anna Lee Huber I really enjoyed Ms. Huber's book and have the first of the series on my desk to read this week. Her protagonist, Lady Kiera Darby, is well-drawn and intelligent. (I appreciate intelligent female protagonists.) Darby's love interest, a man named Gage, is enjoyable (if predictable). Her foray into anatomy and medical, particularly the unfortunate treatment of mental illness in the early 1800s, is a unique aspect of her work. And her research is evident, with attention to detail that I enjoy.

I will read more of Ms. Huber's writing, and look forward to it.