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House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
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The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson
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Hawkeye, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction
"Now THAT is how you do a comic book people! I had been pretty dubious about picking this title up. I've never been a huge Hawkeye fan from the comics. He was always a lessor Avenger. The Hawkeye from Thor and The Avengers films is even worse. Jere..." Read more of this review »
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The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
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The author develops a 4 part mental therapy to help individuals with Obsessive Compulsive disorder resist their obsessive and compulsive behaviors. His therapy involves being attentive to what you are feeling and then refocusing your behavior on a pr ...more
The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Revolutionary Road
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Well written but depressing story of 1950's couples less than happy with their lives. The two focus couples the Wheelers and the Campbells don't have any real problems but their escapist ways of not dealing with their lives create problems.
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Hari Kunzru
“There was, as she put it, nothing to stop me. So I followed the path of educated misfits through the ages and got a job in a bookshop.”
Hari Kunzru, My Revolutions

Alexander McCall Smith
“We all had to say goodbye, sooner or later, to those we love--or they had to say goodbye to us. Those were the only two possibilities that this world allowed. But no matter how much we tried to face up to it, it never became easier.”
Alexander McCall Smith

William Shakespeare
“O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention!”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

Norman Maclean
“I, an old man, have written this fire report. Among other things, it was important to me, as an exercise for old age, to enlarge my knowledge and spirit so I could accompany young men whose lives I might have lived on their way to death. I have climbed where they climbed, and in my time I have fought fire and inquired into its nature. In addition, I have lived to get a better understanding of myself and those close to me, many of them now dead. Perhaps it is not odd, at the end of this tragedy, where nothing much was left of the elite who came from the sky, but courage struggling for oxygen, that I have often found myself thinking of my wife on her brave and lonely way to death.”
Norman Maclean, Young Men and Fire

Kevin Brockmeier
“...When you die, the energy that kept you alive filters into the people you loved. Did you know that? It's like a fire you've tended all your life, and the sparks are all scattered into the wind.... That's why we survive as long as we do, because the people who loved us keep us going.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer

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