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Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
Let Me Be Frank With You
by Richard Ford
read in March, 2015
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Richard Ford's Frank Bascombe is one of my favorite characters in modern literature. Bascombe embodies the hopes, dreams, restlessness, complexities, and insecurities of middle aged white males navigating a changing landscape in late 20th Century and ...more
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Rodin's Lover by Heather  Webb
Rodin's Lover
by Heather Webb (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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Heather Webb's second novel, "Rodin's Lover," is historical fiction, but it defies easy categorization. Rodin's Lover tells the stirring story of the art-fueled, stormy romance between French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and his student, muse,
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Becoming Josephine by Heather  Webb
Becoming Josephine
by Heather Webb (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
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The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø
The Devil's Star (Harry Hole, #5)
by Jo Nesbø
read in October, 2014
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The Devil’s Star is the third novel featuring tormented Oslo police detective Harry Hole. Hole embodies the classic detective in this genre who is battling the twin demons of alcohol and a shattered personal life. A lesser writer might turn this char ...more
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
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This is a worthy sequel to the first Dune book. Frank Herbert's writing is tighter and more focused than in the first book. The story takes on themes of the impact of religious fanaticism and the impact on a leader whose has unleashed a level of bloo ...more
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11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, delves into a question that has haunted America for decades: how would the nation’s recent history have been different if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated? It also considers a deeper question: can we ...more
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Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Bad Monkey
by Carl Hiaasen
read in July, 2014
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“Bad Monkey” is Carl Hiaasen at his best, which is to say it induces side-splitting laughter on nearly every page.

A Florida native and Miami Herald columnist, Hiaasen plums the rich depths of the Sunshine state’s bizarre real-world events, from corru
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