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Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
Dear Committee Members
by Julie Schumacher
read in October, 2014
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I think many readers are missing one of the main points of this novel, which is the influence that teachers can have on students, for good or bad. HRH's impact on J Fitger's literary career was very positive, but the negative things he said about Jan...more
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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Orenda
by Joseph Boyden
read in September, 2014
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This is really rugged, but well written and very much based on the history of the Iroquois/Huron wars (The Beaver Wars) in the 17th century in the northeast. Gives new meaning to the word "caress".
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Tenth of December by George Saunders
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The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
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Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Shotgun Lovesongs
by Nickolas Butler (Goodreads Author)
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The main character is based on Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) - other than that, it isn't really notable.
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
"So people tell me all the time, you like Cormac, you should read (this new thing). Most often, they're wrong. The last time it happened (this year), it was a debut novel by a guy named Kent Wascom - I quickly abandoned it, as it was such a blatant..." Read more of this review »
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Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
"If you fly in the rarefied air of literary awards, you may have caught Smith Henderson’s name a few years ago when he won a Pushcart Prize and a PEN Emerging Writers Award. A 41-year-old advertising writer originally from Montana, Henderson has pu..." Read more of this review »
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Now and Then by Robert Hass
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