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Unwinding “The Labyrinth of the Spirits”

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Stories have no beginning and no end, only doors through which we may enter them. Internationally acclaimed author Carlos Ruiz Zafón has presented us with many dark and dazzling doors in his Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. In the grand finale of this saga, The Labyrinth of the Spirits (Harper) Ruiz Zafón deftly ties together the many winding plots of his other stories and gives long-awaited closure on past mysteries. As with Ruiz Zafón’s bittersweet writing style, fans will be fully satisfied with his grand hulking conclusion (around 800 pages), and yet saddened to see their favorite characters join on page for the last time. The novel is set in the late 1950s Barcelona when Franco is in power, and follows the alluring…

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Video: Missed It? John P. Davidson follows the twisted and melancholy path to assassination

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Author and journalist John P. Davidson joined BookTrib to talk about THE OBEDIENT ASSASSIN: A Novel Based on a True Story. Based on 10 years of meticulous research, Davidson recreates the story of a man at a crossroads of modern history. Viewers came question ready, and you can also enter to win a copy of his latest novel. JOHN P. DAVIDSON Aired LIVE February 5, 2014: 4:00 PM (ET) Ramón Mercader was plucked from the front of the Spanish Civil War by the Soviets and conscripted to murder the great in­tellectual, Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Bolshevik Revolution who was exiled in the 1920’s for opposing Joseph Stalin. As Ramon is trained for the task and assumes a new…

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