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William Souder is the author of three books: "A Plague of Frogs," "Under a Wild Sky" (Pulitzer Finalist), and "On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson." He lives in Grant, Minnesota.

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On a Farther Shore: The Lif...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 328 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Under a Wild Sky: John Jame...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Canada by Richard Ford
by Richard Ford
read in November, 2012
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Full disclosure: I am a committed fan of Ford's work and routinely re-read the Bascombe trilogy. But even if that were not the case, I would still love Canada, which is profound and exotic and cunningly paced. The book moves slowly yet irresistibly-- ...more
The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
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Stephen Greenblatt's "The Swerve" is a tremendous book...deep, compelling, utterly readable. One of the best books I've read in a long time. HIGHLY recommended.
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
by Jonathan Franzen
read in September, 2012
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The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton
" Kalen...a perceptive review. Thanks so much. I was planning to read this book, but you have caused me to move it nearer the top of the stack. "
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The Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas
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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
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The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
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“There's an old saying that great writing is simple but not easy, and so it is. The search for that one plain but inobvious [SIC] word that will do the work of five, the agony of untangling a complex idea that has become a mess of phrases in the writer's mind, the willingness to keep doing it over and over again until it is right--all of that plus some luck yields prose so clear that it seems a child could have written it.”
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