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Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates
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A successful mystery writer, Andrew J. Rush, is haunted by personal tragedy. As his career or family cannot give him the peace he desires, the layer of his reality begins to separate. He secretly writes a noir series under the pseudonym Jack of Spad ...more
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The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley
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This book is a departure for Christopher Buckley. It is perhaps his biggest departure since he went steaming to Bamboola, which was also the title of his first book, a memoir of his time as a merchant seaman. This new departure, however, is literary ...more
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Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
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Miami police officer Nestor Camacho is conflicted. He wants to be a good cop and have the respect of his family, friends and colleagues. But how can he be a good cop when what is good changes with the whims of some ethnic group or committee or anothe ...more
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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
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As a stand-alone novel this book is not good. The character development is too thin for a weighty subject such as racism and, as such, the dialogue becomes flat or ranting or like a textbook. However, these characters are already so familiar from “T ...more
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Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
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HAPPY TRICK OR READING!!!

The harvest is over.
Pumpkins are being carved,
pies are being baked.
And the wind begins to swirl
in Persephone’s wake.

It is October. The leaves are luminous with ambers and reds turning gold, spreading like a colorful shroud ov
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Our Town by Thornton Wilder
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An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
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