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As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner
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As Close to Us as Breathing is about a large family of compelling, sympathetic, and without exception, imperfect people. Instantly we know what the 'big event' is, and Ms. Poliner does a masterful job moving through a number of time periods, graduall ...more
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
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In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin
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Admittedly, I'm a sucker for anything about New York from the end of WW2 to the early 'Mad Men' era. Helprin's riffs about the city are the best parts of this book.
The lyrical writing....often gets carried away with itself, but his story and charact
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Lamb by Christopher Moore
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Reading this for the second time. This premise of this book is incredible, yet makes you wonder why nobody else ever thought of it, and Christopher Moore is a wildly inventive, funny, observant, feather-ruffling genius. The journey Biff and his best ...more
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Empire Falls by Richard Russo
Empire Falls
by Richard Russo (Goodreads Author)
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I look forward to all of his novels, perhaps because I grew up in a small town similar to the places he understands and writes about so well. Empire Falls was one of the the first ones I read, but Straight Man, a novel about academia, might be my fav ...more
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The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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Erik Larson is a master at writing history that is not dry or a simple recitation of facts. And though everyone knows how this book ends, it's not easy to put down. By weaving many different personal stories and many glimpses of life in 1915, he crea ...more
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The Eve of Destruction by James T. Patterson
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle
by Jeannette Walls
read in December, 2013
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Inside, Outside by Herman Wouk
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