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Fred McGavran

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FRED McGAVRAN is a graduate of Kenyon College and Harvard Law School, and served as an officer in the Navy in Vietnam. He practiced law as a litigation partner with Frost Brown Todd LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio, defending psychiatric malpractice cases and litigating business cases. In June 2010 he was ordained a deacon in The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, where he serves as Assistant Chaplain at Episcopal Retirement Homes. His action novel The Arminius Codex just appeared on Amazon Kindle.

The Ohio Arts Council awarded him a $10,000 Individual Achievement Award for The Reincarnation of Horlach Spenser, a story that appeared in Issue 37 of Harvard Review. Black Lawrence Press published The Butterfly Collector, his award winning collection of
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Average rating: 4.1 · 68 ratings · 9 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The Butterfly Collector

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The Arminius Codex: The Hun...

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The Society of Misfit Stori...

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The Arminius Codex: The Hunt for the Last Roman Eagle is written by Fred McGavran. Toward the end of WWII, Adolph Hitler learns of an ancient book telling how the German king Arminius massacred three Roman legions. The story says he hid their golden eagle in the same mountain where the Nazis are hiding their stolen art. Believing it to be a sign he... Read more of this blog post »
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The Night Watch by Patrick Modiano
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Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
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Dora Bruder is the story of a teen aged Jewish girl in Paris during the German occupation, who ran away from a Catholic school where she might have been safe. Only a few records and photographs of Dora and her parents survive, all with no reason for ...more
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The Awakening by Leo Tolstoy
The Awakening: The Resurrection
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How can I rate Tolstoy? It is as wonderful and silly as Teffi’s story about how, as a little girl, she went to Tolstoy’s house in Moscow to ask him to change War and Peace so that Prince Andrei would not die, and then lost her nerve. Resurrection con ...more
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La muerte de Ivan Ilich / El diablo / El padre Sergio by Leo Tolstoy
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Beowulf by Unknown
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Seamus Heaney has proved once again that Beowulf is untranslatable. Despite his own heroic efforts, the English language does not accommodate the Anglo Saxon rhythms and stresses, and the translation itself becomes awkward as the present meaning of w ...more
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Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford
" The Good Soldier may entice the reader to try Parade’s End, Ford Maddox Ford’s tetralogy about World War I. In place of the naïve and often blind narr ...more "
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Fear by Gabriel Chevallier
" Dartemont, the protagonist and almost only character in Gabriel Chevallier’s Fear, joins the French army to experience war and discovers fear. When as ...more "
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