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memories of the ’80s – Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

A first novel that brought a new player to the legal thriller category of book publishing: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. Turow is a lawyer and worked in the legal system, based in Chicago and in the district attorney’s office … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Scruples by Judith Krantz

Using the old adage of an ugly duckling becoming a princess, Judith Krantz penned a fave mass market book of 1978: Scruples. A magazine journalist for several years, Krantz decided to try her hand at a novel, finishing this first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Rage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon

In 1980, Sidney Sheldon wrote a best-selling novel that would also become a popular mini-series: Rage of Angels. Focusing on lead character Jennifer Parker, a young assistant district attorney, Sheldon shows a naive woman who as her office is investigating … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

A bestseller that became a film and the story of two women whose lives are tied together because of love and loss during World War II: The Other Side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon. Sheldon, a successful writer of television … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Murder on the Orient Express

Based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, Albert Finney took on the famous role of Hercule Poirot to solve the Murder on the Orient Express. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film was adapted by Paul Dehn for the big … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

In the late 1980s, Indian author Salman Rushdie, who had established his literary career after the publication of┬áthree novels, published his most controversial book The Satanic Verses. Rushdie based the book on a disputed Islamic tradition that verses were to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The first novel published by Toni Morrison, this tale of children dealing with racism, incest and violence is one that has become noted as one of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. The Bluest Eye focused on three little … Continue reading

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