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Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Happy New Year! We're skipping across the pond to visit England in Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.

Hailed by NPR’s Fresh Air as part Testament of Youth, part Dorothy Sayers, and part Upstairs, Downstairs, this astonishing debut has already won fans from coast to coast and is poised to add Maisie Dobbs to the ranks of literature’s favorite sleuths.

Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

Cuyahoga Library has two copies; Cleveland Public Library has 30 copies.

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  • Caroline G.

    Sandy, we've been missing you! Looking forward to seeing you next month.

    January 26, 2013

  • Caroline G.

    Kate, hope you're feeling better. Everyone loved the book - universal "two thumbs up". I'm also looking forward to reading more of the books. Just need more free time. :)

    January 26, 2013

  • Kate H.

    I had to miss the meeting because I was stuck in the hospital. I was so impressed with the author's abilities in writing such a sympathetic, yet gripping story. I cried twice while reading it, and I very seldom do that. I'm looking forward to reading more of the books.

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Sandy C.

    I am so sorry I've missed the last few meetings, I've been visiting family. I have kept up on my reading though, Maise is one of my all time favorites but I'm leaving on the 19th. SO SORRY!!! Weren't we reading Ice Princess? Did I miss that discussion? Well I'm not going anywhere Feburary and March so we can catch up then. Hope everyone had great holidays. See you next month.

    January 4, 2013

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