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Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
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I have been to Acoma pueblo and can vouch for the accuracy of Cather's description of the place. I would be pretty surprised if she had never visited New Mexico or Arizona, where almost all of the events of this book take place. Because I believed in ...more
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Climate, Man And History by Robert Claiborne
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This book was published in 1970, which is one of the reasons it is fascinating to read. Anyone who thinks that concern about climate change started with Al Gore will be surprised to read Claiborne's summary of the perspective of climate science over ...more
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Cleaning Nabokov's House by Leslie Daniels
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This is a funny book, as it laugh out loud funny. It does not really give anything away to summarize the plot as woman loses her marriage and her kids, finds a manuscript in a house that she rents, opens a house of prostitution for women in order to ...more
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Wobegon Boy by Garrison Keillor
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I just finished reading this for the second time. I found that I didn't remember as much of it as I thought I would. This is likely because I listen to Prairie Home Companion nearly every week and so the world of Lake Wobegon has become a sort of tim ...more
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Andorra by Peter Cameron
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I've always been intrigued by Andorra, a tiny county in the middle of the Pyrennes. Peter Cameron uses the fact that most people wonder about the country but few know anything about it to create an Andorra that is basically an expatriate colony witho ...more
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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The first chapter "Economy" seems to go on forever. It is the more prolonged philosophical treatise of the book. Thoreau gets as concrete as listing all the materials that he collected to build his cabin, including their prices and editorial comments ...more
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The Isles by Norman Davies
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Although this is ostensibly a history of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, Norman Davies ends up telling the stories of the latter three as they were affected by the history of the first. His summaries of events in Ireland in particular are brief ...more
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True Grit by Charles Portis
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This isn't really a Western, although it takes place in the West. The narrator, Maddie Ross, is a 14 year old without any self esteem problems at all. The novel is told as a recollection; she is an old woman looking back on the most exciting weeks of ...more
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
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This book is an alternative history murder mystery. It has elements of hard-boiled crime fiction: the flawed detective with a drinking problem and a disastrous personal life, the sense of doom and resignation that hangs over the city, fog, and the po ...more
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