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The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
The Lords of Discipline
by Pat Conroy
read in July, 2014
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I don’t know why, there’s no valid explanation for it, but I’d never read Pat Conroy until reading The Lords of Discipline. I’d loved the film versions of The Great Santini and Prince of Tides, and had even enjoyed seeing Conroy speak and read about...more
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Bald New World by Peter Tieryas
Bald New World
by Peter Tieryas (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Peter Tieryas Liu ‘s Bald New World is an impressive debut, set in a dystopian world where everyone’s lost their hair and wig manufacturing is big business. Nick is the first-person narrator who ventures back and forth between Shanghai and Los Angele...more
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
read in July, 2014
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Perhaps fittingly, I finished Fourth of July Creek on the 4th of July, vacationing in Hawaii. While I'd be happy to include it on my desert island reading list, it's NOT a light, vacation-style read. The desperate, troubled characters in Henderson's...more
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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It's hard to review in detail without spoilers, but suffice to say that Rosemary Cooke's parents wanted her to have an extraordinary childhood and life and she did.

Over the course of the narrative Rosemary reflects on her family's past, and, in part...more
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Chase Us by Sean Ennis
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American Past Time by Len Joy
American Past Time
by Len Joy (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2014
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Len Joy's American Past Time is a wonderful debut. Its protagonist, Dancer Stonemason, is a lifelong Midwesterner trying to live out his dreams as a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. But with a growing family and an arm that no longer...more
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The Divide by Matt Taibbi
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Economic inequality in the U.S. is bad enough, but one expects that someone making poverty wages can barely feed their kids while billionaires are buying summer homes in exotic places that they'll never set foot in. It's just the way things are.

But...more
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