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Let Him Go by Larry Watson
Let Him Go
by Larry Watson (Goodreads Author)
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Canada by Richard Ford
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Criticized by some as being too slow, this story of the effect of a parental criminal act on the life of a fifteen year old boy and his twin sister admittedly has a measured pace. But the writing is beautiful and the narration strong enough to carry...more
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Unknown Man #89 by Elmore Leonard
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Listed by some as one of Elmore Leonard's better crime novels. I found it disappointing.
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Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll
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Fascinating story of the birth of the US Navy, covering the American Revolution, war against the Barbary pirates, the quasi-war against the French and the War of 1812. As interesting as the description of war at sea on these sailing ships is the acco...more
andrew rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
Life Among Giants
by Bill Roorbach (Goodreads Author)
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Although at its center a mystery, this novel is at the same time a coming of age story , a love story, and a story of sibling relationships in a dysfunctional family. I found it entertaining, but the fantastic quality of the story makes the final con...more
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Hombre by Elmore Leonard
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Valdez Is Coming by Elmore Leonard
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Great western in Leonard's typical terse style. Classic story of the ridiculed underestimated guy who ultimately proves his tormenters wrong in violent style.
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
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As seen through the eyes of a soldier and his platoon recently returned from Iraq and experiencing a hero's welcome in the bizarre setting of a Dallas Cowboys football game, this excellent "war" novel was made more powerful by the satirical treatment...more
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The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
The Headmaster's Wager
by Vincent Lam (Goodreads Author)
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Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
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