Midwest Book Review

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Alison MacLeod’s ‘All the Beloved Ghosts’ is Short Story Gold

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“Short stories are like pots on a potter’s wheel”, said Alison MacLeod in an interview for Matter Magazine. “They seem slippery and mysterious when I write them: I don’t know how they’re going to take shape (or if they will) but I trust my instincts and I trust the story to arrive at the shape it needs to be.” She also said that she is “intrigued by the dovetailing of fact and fiction.” This is very evident in all the stories in All the Beloved Ghosts where fact and fiction are woven together, often with iconic figures at the center of an imaginative vision. A sequence of photographs taken on Princess Diana’s last day form the basis of ‘Dreaming Diana:…

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Steve Berry’s ‘The Lost Order’ is another Cotton Malone Hit

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Synopsis: The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of that immense wealth has ever been found. Now, one hundred and sixty years later, two factions of what remains of the Knights of the Golden Circle want that lost treasure? one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into this battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, whose connection to the knights is far deeper than he ever imagined. At the center is the Smithsonian Institution?linked to the knights,…

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