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The Golden Notebook
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The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son
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The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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Lake Wobegon U.S.A. by Garrison Keillor
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Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
Billy Budd, Sailor
by Herman Melville
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Billy Budd was on the list of 16 books recommended by Ernest Hemingway when he answered a question by a young author to be regarding the best books to read to learn the literary craft. I had read Moby-Dick and Typee, which remains my favorite, in a 1...more
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Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham
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Not as captivating as some of Jon Meacham's other works, it was interesting none the less.
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Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
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I am positive that you can find a better novel than this one to use when introducing symbolism and extended metaphor to developing readers. "Christ-figure" is the most over-used of these extended metaphors; over..." Read more of this review »
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Dorianne Laux
“Death comes to me again, a girl
in a cotton slip, barefoot, giggling.
It’s not so terrible she tells me,
not like you think, all darkness
and silence. There are windchimes
and the smell of lemons, some days
it rains, but more often the air is dry
and sweet. I sit beneath the staircase
built from hair and bone and listen
to the voices of the living. I like it,
she says, shaking the dust from her hair,
especially when they fight, and when they sing.”
Dorianne Laux

J.M. Barrie
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister

Anne Lamott
“My mind is a neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”
Anne Lamott

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2012 Reading Challenge
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Lane Willson has completed his goal of reading 28 books for the 2012 Reading Challenge!
 
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