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First Line Friday: 3/17/2017

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“While we waited for the news to arrive, we played dice.” CLEOPATRA’S DAUGHTER by Michelle Moran “The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. When the lovers choose to die by their own hands, their three orphaned children are taken in chains… Read more »

review: Nefertiti

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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran Sisters Nefertiti and Mutnodjmet of Egypt have a relationship similar to that of another famous pair: Anne and Mary Boleyn. Nefertiti, calculating and ambitious, becomes the chief wife of the young and impetuous pharaoh Akhenaten, while ‘Mutny’ stands in the shadows and plays handmaiden to her sister. As she approaches marriageable age, Mutny begins to resent… Read more »

review: Madame Tussaud

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Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran Chronicling the famous wax figure maker’s years in France during the French Revolution, this novel gives a panoramic view of the Reign of Terror from a unique perspective. Marie Grosholtz had been primed from a young age to take over the family business–an entertainment enterprise based on life-like figures of famous and infamous people. This… Read more »