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House of Earth by Woody Guthrie
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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“You can put a lid on memory, but you can’t hide history.”

You can waste the whole reading of this book waiting for something to “happen”. Something has already happened and something will happen…and something is happening now-you just can’t see it.
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
Fourth of July Creek
by Smith Henderson
read in January, 2015
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Excellent read. The first quarter or so was chilling in a "this is America, too" way as a social worker in Wyoming tries to find and help those less fortunate than he. The rest of the book shows that he is not so fortunate after all and the "this is ...more
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A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin
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Julip by Jim Harrison
Julip
by Jim Harrison
read in January, 2015
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This book would be worth owning for The Seven-Ounce Man; the continuing saga of Brown Dog, the lost boy grown up to be the befuddled lost man. If God watches over drunks and lunatics She has her hands full with BD who, if he ever saw his ship coming ...more
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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Julip by Jim Harrison
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The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
The Strange Library
by Haruki Murakami
read in December, 2014
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I read it once in two late night sittings and knew I didn't do it justice. A short book, it can be polished off in 40 minutes but it will stick with you for awhile. A sprawling tight little fable about.....hmmm....how about this-it's about being trap ...more
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Two Girls, Fat and Thin by Mary Gaitskill
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I came into this book having only read Gaitskill's short stories. I figured I would give it a chapter to see if she could maintain the density of her short fiction throughout a larger work. One chapter became two then there was no turning back. She b ...more
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Joseph Campbell
“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”
Joseph Campbell

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