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Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx
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Annie Proulx's stories are about the gritty life in Wyoming. All of characters seem to be anchored to the land. She has a keen eye for place. In this volume many of her stories take place in Elk Tooth, a town of just 80 souls but having three bars: P ...more
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The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux
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Paul Theroux wrote this book after living in England for several years. To prepare for the book, he decided to follow the coastline around Britain traveling clockwise, and to include Norther Ireland. He made this trip in 1982, traveling by foot, bus, ...more
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A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro
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Books about Shakespeare abound. They are a regular cottage industry of scholars of the bard. Shapiro has created an interesting book which will appeal to scholar and non-scholar alike. This book combines history, literary criticism and a biography wh ...more
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Selected Short Stories by William Faulkner
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Snopes by William Faulkner
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A History of God by Karen Armstrong
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The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems by Billy Collins
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Billy Collins has been a favorite "living" poet since I first discovered him a few years ago. This is his sixth volume of poems that I have read. Yet this volume was disappointinng; I found a few poems to really enjoy, but not as many as in previous ...more
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Churchill's Folly by Christopher Catherwood
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In 1921, the British completely redrew the map of the Middle East. They and the French had toppled the weak Ottoman Empire and took over much of their territories, most going to the British.

The Ottomans had ruled what is now called Iraq in three sepa
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The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
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Having discovered Joseph Campbell in a class through the Osher Institute at the University of Richmond, I devoured this book, but slowed down, re-read, and took lots of notes.

Campbell defines myth not as a search for meaning but as the experience of
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A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong
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Armstrong explains the meaning of myth for human beings from prehistoric to modern times. She writes in clear, consise, easily understood English. It is written for the general reading audience and she succeeds in writing a short history of myth in j ...more
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