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J.S. Green

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J. S. Green grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah with his nose in a book. In the back of his childhood mind, he always imagined himself growing up to be a writer - either that or playing baseball or beach volleyball. (Unfortunately, he never had much talent for sports and didn't live near the beach.) Instead, he earned an MBA, spent some time living in Brazil, and once kept keeps a large growing collection of carnivorous plants. But several years ago he finally started writing, and Lost in the Shadows is his first novel and reflects his love of ghost stories.

He now lives in Los Angeles, California where he likes nothing more than to spend time at the beach with his family and a good book.

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Lost in the Shadows

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A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
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First published in 1949, this is a 3-part series of essays by prominent land-advocate Aldo Leopold. Part 1, A Sand County Almanac, is Leopold's month-by-month observations on his Wisconsin farm. Parts 2 and 3, Sketches Here and There and The Upshot, ...more
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Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card
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14 year old Ezekiel Blast has an unusual talent (a "micropower" - not a superpower) of finding lost things and knowing who and where the owner is. But it gets him into trouble when he tries to return the lost items, since the owner invariably thinks ...more
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Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
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Pretty good account of the 1883 eruption/explosion of Krakatoa. As is usual with Winchester, the narrative meanders all over the place, exploring not only the volcano but plate tectonics, the Dutch settlement of Indonesia, local politics, the fauna a ...more
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Young Jamie Conklin has been seeing dead people since he was a very little boy. Sometimes it's interesting, sometimes scary, but most of all it's a pain in the butt. They don't stick around long - their vo
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Spellbreaker by Charlie N. Holmberg
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In a world ruled by spells and those who can perform them, Elsie Camden is an anomaly. Her magic consists not of performing spells, but undoing them. But since she is unlicensed, she must keep her abilities secret. But someone knows - a secret group ...more
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“Jack watched him drive away.  He shook his head.  The old woman might be weird, maybe even crazy, but there was no such thing as a witch. *”
J.S. Green, Lost in the Shadows

“She stared at him with those hard black eyes. But it wasn’t her eyes this time that caught his attention.
It was the sharp point of her spear, only inches away from his chest.
It was the last thing he would ever see.”
J.S. Green, Lost in the Shadows

“His mom always joked that he spent so much time at the beach that he had saltwater running through his veins and never completely got the sand out from between his toes. In Jack’s mind, he wouldn’t have it any other way.”
J.S. Green, Lost in the Shadows

“I am skeptical about the idea that we can learn much from history, at least in the sense that knowledge of past follies will prevent us from making similar blunders in the future... And yet it is important to know what happened before, and to try and make sense of it. For if we don't, we cannot understand our own times.”
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“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

“Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.”
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“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.”
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“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
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