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Sarah Simpson: The Last Books I Loved, Peace and War and Peace

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Knowing that War and Peace is Richard Bausch’s favorite book, it seemed only right—especially considering its title—that I read his latest novel, Peace, on the heels of Count Tolstoy’s tome.  Its brevity also appealed to me.  After spending six months with the 1,136 pages that comprise War and Peace, the 171 pages of Bausch’s book tempted me as a tiny dessert might after an enormous meal.  I finished it in a weekend.

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