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Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger
" After working a number of years as a Chicago cop, Corcoran "Cork" O'Connor moves his wife and children back to Auora, Minnesota, his tiny home town in the northern part of the state. His objective is to provide his family with a better quality of... " Read more of this review »
The Preserving Machine and Other Stories by Philip K. Dick
" It seems that this is my first experience of PKD outside of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which came as quite a surprise to me, having proclaimed the genius of the man to many of my customers over the past year.

I chose this one due to the i... " Read more of this review »
The Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw
" Kershaw's account is that of an overlooked and belatedly heralded action by one platoon in the first stages of World War II's Battle of the Bulge. The stand of eighteen untested soldiers against a German paratrooper regiment at a key crossroads wa... " Read more of this review »
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“Just tell 'em you're gonna soak the fat boys and forget the rest of the tax stuff...Willie, make 'em cry, make 'em laugh, make 'em mad, even mad at you. Stir them up and they'll love it and come back for more, but, for heaven's sakes, don't try to improve their minds.”
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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
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