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  •  In mystery, I'd add (6+ / 0-)

    Charles Todd. And that's a central character that does several of the things in your poll -- makes you think, provides insight into another time, and in my case has sent me off to more books to read more about the period.

    Also, and I'm not sure whether history or biography because he's written both, Simon Winchester. Also Nathaniel Philbrick, although his range is more narrowly drawn, in early US history.

    There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? -- Woody Allen

    by Mnemosyne on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:12:37 PM PDT

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