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The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
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The Longest Way Home by Andrew McCarthy
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Commitment-phobe McCarthy escapes everyday life through travel.
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The Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates
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Oates recalls her rural childhood.
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Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
by Diana Gabaldon (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2015
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Claire returns to Scotland with daughter Brianna to discover what happened to the Jacobites and Jamie.
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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
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Chief Inspector Ganache comes out of retirement when the death of a young boy occurs in his rural retirement retreat.
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In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
In the Unlikely Event
by Judy Blume (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2015
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Within a four-month period in the early 1950s, three planes crash in Elizabeth, New Jersey, changing the lives of teenage Miri and her friends.
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Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
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Finnegan has managed to fit life--job, family--around surfing for more than a half century.
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A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
A Sport and a Pastime
by James Salter
read in June, 2015
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The intimate details--maybe real or maybe imagined--of a love affair between an American Yale dropout and a young French working class woman are described by another American.
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The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle
The Harder They Come
by T.C. Boyle (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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The measured and predictable life of an ex-Marine retired school principal spins out of control during a vacation trip to Costa Rica and continues upon his return as his delusional son takes to the woods to grow poppies and shoot interlopers.
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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A Chinese-American teenager's death causes her family to reexamine their lives, including the negative reception the parents' mixed marriage and the racism and ostracism they experience.
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