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David Wrubel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
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
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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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Overtreated by Shannon Brownlee
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Anyone concerned about the US health care system needs to read this book. And lots of people will not like her conclusions. This extremely readable book, even for health care novices, has a simple premise, which is that our current system values econ ...more
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Be True to Your School by Bob  Greene
Be True to Your School
by Bob Greene
read in January, 1995
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Bob Green had to keep a diary for a class during his senior year of high school. Decades later he found it, and being the reasonably famous and successful columnist and author that he had become, he turned it into a book.

And what a book it is. For th
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