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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
Extremely Loud and Incredbily Close: Jonathan Foer's novel of love, loss, and memory

There are events that leave an indelible stamp on us for a great p...more
Jan 29, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
4.23
To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's Novel of Integrity and Duty in the Face of Intolerance and Injustice

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, ins...more
Jun 03, 2012
Dec 09, 2009
 
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.83
A Land More Kind Than Home: The Debut Novel of Wiley Cash

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Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash takes his title from the final lines of You Can't Go Home Again by Thom...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
Indignation
3.64
INDIGNATION,the novel, and an opinion regarding literary criticism

Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book "Indignation" is one of those novels about which som...more
Jan 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
3.80
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: Thoughts following a second reading

"The Rutherford girl had been missing for eight days when Larry Ott returned home a...more
Jun 13, 2012
Oct 17, 2010
 
The Killer Inside Me
3.93
The Killer Inside Me: Jim Thompson's classic Roman Noir

“Just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The fac
...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1)
3.90
The Sins of the Fathers: Lawrence Block's First Matt Scudder Novel

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Dell First Edition, 1976

"The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children."...more
Aug 28, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks (Stay More series)
4.02
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks: Donald Harington's History of Stay More, Arkansas

THE STAY MORON'S OATH

Do you solemnly swear that country lif...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
 
The Orchard Keeper
3.58
The Orchard Keeper: Cormac McCarthy's first novel of his Southern quartet

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First Edition, Random House, New York, New York, 1965

Them that's got shall
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Mar 24, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
 
Other Voices, Other Rooms
3.84
Other Voices, Other Rooms: Capote's Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three Movements

Other Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscio...more
Jun 06, 2012
Jan 01, 2010
 
Mudbound
3.99
Mudbound: Hillary Jordan's Debut Novel

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Hillary Jordan, 2011

JAMIE

"Henry and I dug the hole seven feet deep. Any more shallower and the corpse was liab
...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
 
All the King’s Men
4.06
All the King's Men: Robert Penn Warren's Spider Web

"It all began, as I have said, when the Boss, sitting in the black Cadillac which sped through the
...more
Jul 30, 2012
Jan 01, 2010
 
In My Father's House
3.94
In My Father's House: Ernest Gaines' Novel of Living with One's Past

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Ernest Gaines Walks Near his Birthplace

"In my Father’s house there are many dwel...more
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
 
Anansi Boys
3.97
Contrary to some critics who take themselves quite seriously who thumbed their noses at "Anansi Boys," I, who do not take my self too seriously, loved...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom, #1)
3.55
I confess I haven't read much of John Updike's work. About thirty years ago I flipped through "Couples" for the prurient interest it sparked at its pu...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Cement Garden
3.56
I was led to Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden" by Carmen Callil's and Colm Toibin's excellent book, "The Modern Library." Having formed the opinion tha...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
 
The Red Door (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #12)
3.90
Ian Rutledge returns in his 12th case in "The Red Door." He must deal with a young knife wielding robber in London, a missing missionary, and the murd...more
May 11, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
A Summons to Memphis
3.64
Better known for his short stories, Peter Taylor pulled out all the stops with "A Summons to Memphis," winning the National Book Critics Award in 1986...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
 
My Reading Life
3.88
If you enjoy the books of Pat Conroy, you will enjoy this book. If you don't, you won't.

My first introduction to Pat Conroy was through the movie "Con...more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
 
A Cold Treachery (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #7)
4.08
Ian Rutledge is assigned to investigate the murder of a family. A ten year old boy is missing. Either he is the killer, or missing in freezing weather...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom, #3)
3.87
Gas lines, Krugerrands, the silver splurge, Iranian hostages, the price of oil. Updike settles Rabbit at the age of 46 in the middle of the Carter adm...more
Mar 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom, #4)
3.93
John Updike closes out his quartet of Rabbit novels with what can only be described as a masterpiece. He won his second Pulitzer for "Rabbit at Rest."...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
Apparition & Late Fictions: A Novella and Stories
3.60
Thomas Lynch has been known for a long time as an eloquent essayist. His book, "The Undertaking" is a breathtaking look at life, death and loss. In it...more
Mar 29, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
The Year of the Storm
3.84
Review forthcoming. Join "On the Southern Literary Trail" for a chance to win John Mantooth's debut novel. You're in for one very dark ride. John's. n...more
May 20, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
The Witch of Hebron (World Made by Hand, #2)
3.67
Kuntstler continues his story of the people of Union Grove, New York, in a world without oil, electricity, and technology. The second volume takes a t...more
Oct 25, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
The Poet of Tolstoy Park
3.85
Review forthcoming...
May 07, 2013
May 03, 2013
 
The Great Santini
4.09
At the risk of being shot, being approximately twelve books behind, review forthcoming. "Stand by for a fighter pilot, sports fans."
not set
Jan 02, 2010
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