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Average rating: 4.71 · 7 ratings · 1 review · 7 distinct works
Exit Lines

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
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Abecedarium

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Liturgical Calendar

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Another Way: Finding Faith,...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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A Lexicon of Lost Words

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Holy Days: Poems

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I was listening to an episode of the Design Matters podcast this morning, an interview with Eric Zimmer.  If you're wondering why I was listening to a podcast about design, you can thank Steve (see examples of his work at his blog or his website), as he sent it to me weeks ago, thinking I would like it.  He was mainly right, as I liked a lot of what he had to say in the last quarter or so of th... Read more of this blog post »
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A Book Of Silence by Sara Maitland
" I don't have anything else to recommend, unfortunately. I read an essay by Maitland about living in solitude that was much better (the title of which ...more "
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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
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Toni Morrison suffers under the curse that few writers do, in that she wrote a really great book (Beloved) and several pretty great books early in her career. Now, whenever I read one of her novels, I think, "It's pretty good, but it's certainly not ...more
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Redeployment by Phil Klay
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This is a strong collection of stories, all of which do a good job laying out the realities of war and its effects. The variety of "war stories" makes this collection stand out from the typical stories about war. The one drawback is that every story ...more
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White People by Allan Gurganus
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I've read a couple of Gurganus's novels, so I was looking forward to this book. I thought the earlier stories were not as strong as the later ones; it felt like the stories were improving as the collection went along. Not surprisingly, they're in chr ...more
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Rilke's Book of Hours by Rainer Maria Rilke
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I tend to like Rilke's Duino Elegies more than the rest of his poetry, but I enjoyed this collection. I especially liked the final section, The Book of Poverty and Death. While the poems do stand alone, many of them are connected to poems before or a ...more
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Gods and Soldiers by Rob Spillman
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This is a strong collection of writing (mainly fiction) from across Africa. The editor organizes the work by area, then has one nonfiction piece introduce each area's section. There are well-known names here, like Nadine Gordimer, Chimamanda Adichie, ...more
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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
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This is a great collection of essays. The title essay is certainly worth the purchase alone, but "The Getaway Car," an essay about writing is clearly the best essay in the bunch. While some essays are not as strong as these two, none of them are bad ...more
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The Best American Short Stories 2014 by Jennifer Egan
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About a third or maybe even halfway through this book, I was rather disappointed. The later stories were better, though. The three I liked the best were "The Breeze" by Joshua Ferris, "This is Not a Love Song" by Brendan Mathews, and "Antarctica" by ...more
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The Paris Review Interviews, IV by The Paris Review
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Like all collections of interviews, I found it uneven. Also, not surprisingly, most of the interviews I enjoyed were the ones with authors whose works I also enjoy (and are familiar with).
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A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more



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