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R.G. Evans

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Average rating: 4.29 · 7 ratings · 1 review · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Overtipping the Ferryman
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
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Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda by Pablo Neruda
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I've read Neruda before, but I must not have been ready for him since his poems never grabbed me before. These odes, though, were a revelation in their ecstatic celebration of the everyday. Nice to know I've caught up with the rest of the world in lo ...more
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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl with All the Gifts
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read in April, 2015
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Imagine Dead Poets Society--beloved teacher, enthralled students—only instead of just being dead, those poets came back as zombies. Oh, and those enthralled students? Zombies too.

That’s the premise of M.C. Cary’s expertly plotted The Girl with All th
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The Girl with All the Gifts
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A New Hunger by Laure-Anne Bosselaar
A New Hunger
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Black Krim by Kate Wyer
Black Krim
by Kate Wyer
read in March, 2015
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“All happy families are alike,” Tolstoy famously wrote, “but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” But what about families not so easily classified by this binary, neither happy nor unhappy, but defined by absences rather than by temperamen ...more
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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2015
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A fitting epigraph for Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin could be this sentence from the closing pages of the book: “It’s loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward, along its twisted road.” Another might be “You can’t al ...more
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In Search of Small Gods by Jim Harrison
In Search of Small Gods
by Jim Harrison
read in March, 2015
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What I knew about Jim Harrison before I read In Search of Small Gods:

1) He wrote Legends of the Fall.

2) My friend Mark once drove from New Jersey to Michigan and camped on Harrison's front lawn.

3) He's a gourmand who ate and wrote in The New Yorker a
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River Inside the River by Gregory Orr
River Inside the River: Poems
by Gregory Orr
read in February, 2015
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Three amazing sequences of spare, lyrical poems. The first revolves around the story of Eden, breathing new life into this very familiar myth. The next involves the conceit that poetry is a city. Orr uses this idea to make keen observations about poe ...more
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Being There by Jerzy Kosiński
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