Avery Ames
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Avery Aames

Avery Ames, author of A Cheese Shop Mystery for Berkley Prime Crime, is the pseudonym for Daryl Wood Gerber. Daryl created the format for the popular sitcom, “Out of this World” and has won awards for her screenplays. She also writes short stories and suspense novels. Not one to simply…

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Books for July 2021

A selection of books coming out in July that have made their way onto my ever growing TBR pile, some which I’ve preordered.

Boris Pasternak
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Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (10 February 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. Composed in 1917, Pasternak’s first book of poems, My Sister, Life, was published in Berlin in 1922 and soon became an important collection in the Russian language. Pasternak’s translations of stage plays…

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternack
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak is the epic story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Yuri Zhivago finds…