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At Ease by Evan Bachner
The Avenue of the Dead by Evelyn Anthony
Bannock, Beans and Black Tea by John Gallant and Seth
Bollywood Babes by Narinder Dhami
Bone 09: Crown of Horns by Jeff Smith
Brain Camp by Susan Kim
Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace
Doodlebug by Karen Romano Young
Early Hayward by Robert Phelps
Fullmetal Alchemist 01 by Hiromu Arakawa
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Hands of My Father by Myron Uhlberg
Hattie the Bad by Jane Devlin
Havana Mañana by Consuelo Hermer and Marjorie May
How to Crash a Killer Bash by Penny Warner
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by Bill Martin Jr.
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater
The New Gay Teenager by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
The Nightmarys by Dan Poblocki
The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster by Meomi
The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade by Meomi
Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer
The Phone Book by Ammon Shea
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
Ten Little Mummies by Philip Yates
Welcome to Monster Town by Ryan Heshka
The World at Night by Alan Furst
xxxHolic 01 by CLAMP

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Comments for The World at Night

The World at Night: 05/15/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)I am terrible at following series or sometimes even knowing that a book is part of a series. In the case of Alan Furst, I've read three books now out of his "Night Soldiers" series and until I looked Furst up on GoodReads tonight I didn't even know they were part of a series! Take my cluelessness as a compliment; I love it when books can stand alone and be good self-contained stories.

The World at Night is set in Paris right before and later during the occupation by Nazi Germany. The main character, who reappears in Red Gold (a book now on my wishlist) is a film producer persuaded into spying. His film company can travel where others no longer can.

As an ex-film major I found the film connection fascinating. It also felt real. The book fits well with To Be or Not to Be (the original version of the film) and Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene (or the film directed by Carol Reed).

Four stars.

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