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The Wolfman: Shaun Ellis

When Jodi Picoult was writing “Lone Wolf” she interviewed a man, Shaun Ellis, who actually lived with a pack of wild wolves in Canada.  He has a show on Animal Planet called Living with the Wolfman.

Here’s a trailer for a National Geographic show that aired a few years back showing him growling, snarling and feeding on an animal carcass … so what’s your take on him?  Crazy dude or genius?  Either way, you can’t argue that it’s an innovative research technique.

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Well, you’re not going to believe this. Reece Witherspoon and I picked the same book for our February book clubs. Sort of.  Late last year, I came across THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict and was fascinated by the premise. Benedict writes historical fiction, much like Philippa Gregory,

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A Girl Named Howard

This month, rather than recommend one book to read, I’m recommending the entire body of work of one author because Anne Rice, who passed away December 11, 2021, single-handedly revolutionized the role of vampires in literature.  Yes, vampires.  And the impact she’s had is more significant than you might realize.

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The Christmas Bookshop

If you’ve had it up to your eyes with holiday preparations and are looking for a light-hearted story to escape into, The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan, might be just the ticket. The title is a bit misleading, in my opinion. Yes, there’s a bookstore. Yes, the plot unfolds in

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