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Debra Hamel is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.


Books by Debra Hamel:

THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE :
VICTORY AT SEA AND ITS TRAGIC AFTERMATH IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
By Debra Hamel


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KILLING ERATOSTHENES:
A TRUE CRIME STORY
FROM ANCIENT ATHENS
By Debra Hamel


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READING HERODOTUS:
A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE WILD BOARS, DANCING SUITORS, AND CRAZY TYRANTS OF THE HISTORY
By Debra Hamel


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THE MUTILATION OF THE HERMS:
UNPACKING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY
By Debra Hamel


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TRYING NEAIRA:
THE TRUE STORY OF A COURTESAN'S SCANDALOUS LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE
By Debra Hamel


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SOCRATES AT WAR:
THE MILITARY HEROICS OF AN ICONIC INTELLECTUAL
By Debra Hamel


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ANCIENT GREEKS IN DRAG:
THE LIBERATION OF THEBES AND OTHER ACTS OF HEROIC TRANSVESTISM
By Debra Hamel


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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY TWEET:
FIVE HUNDRED 1ST LINES IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
By Debra Hamel


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PRISONERS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
By Debra Hamel


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Book Notices | Open House by Katie Sise

Katie Sise, Open House

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A decade before the book opens, art student Emma McCullough disappeared during a college party. Now, Emma's younger sister Haley is a student at the school herself. Her father holds out hope that Emma is still out there somewhere, but everyone else thinks she's dead. There's no physical evidence one way or the other until the discovery of Emma's bracelet in the woods near the school breaks the case of her disappearance open. Open House is centered on Haley and the gradual revelation of information about Emma's disappearance in the present day, but the modern story is interspersed with chapters describing events from Emma's perspective. Initially, I found the cast of characters and their incestuous relationships a little overwhelming: Haley is the student of Brad, who's the husband of Priya, who was the teacher of Emma and Josie, Emma's friend and Haley's real estate agent, who's married to Noah, who used to date Emma, and so on. Eventually one becomes familiar with the relationships, but it's a lot to take in at first. The book is an okay read, but not one I'm likely to remember for long.

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