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October 06, 2021

In this issue, we review some highly anticipated new releases by very popular authors, all of which feature a historical angle along with some exceptionally memorable characters. These include Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pat Barker's The Women of Troy and Colm Tóibín's The Magician. Plus, we have a new Wordplay, a Giveaway and more inside.

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Complications - The Mechanical Watch Variety

In Hannah Tinti's novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, Hawley and Jove are sent to recover an antique watch, a priceless item stolen from a crooked boxing promoter and now in the hands of a thief-survivalist living on an island off Washington's coast. The watch has many complications, the term used for any mechanical watch function other than telling time. Hawley becomes fascinated with the device:

The watch was warm from his body and heavy in his palm ... A beating pulse in an antique tomb. He heard a gear click into place and then the watch began to chime.

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Author Pronunciations

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    How to pronounce Christopher Paolini's name

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