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To Kill a Mockingbird  (To Kill a Mockingbird #1)
4.26
it was amazing
To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee's Novel of Integrity and Duty in the Face of Intolerance and Injustice

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, ins
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Nov 30, 2014
Dec 09, 2009
 
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
3.97
it was amazing
Extremely Loud and Incredbily Close: Jonathan Foer's novel of love, loss, and memory

There are events that leave an indelible stamp on us for a great p
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Jan 29, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
 
Indignation
3.69
really liked it
INDIGNATION,the novel, and an opinion regarding literary criticism

Philip Roth's twenty-ninth book "Indignation" is one of those novels about which som
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Jan 2010
not set
Jan 02, 2010
 
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.84
really liked it
A Land More Kind Than Home: The Debut Novel of Wiley Cash

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Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash takes his title from the final lines of You Can't Go Home Again by Thom
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Sep 26, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
3.82
it was amazing
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: Thoughts following a second reading

"The Rutherford girl had been missing for eight days when Larry Ott returned home a
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Jun 13, 2012
not set
Oct 17, 2010
 
The Orchard Keeper
3.55
really liked it
The Orchard Keeper: Cormac McCarthy's first novel of a Southern Quartet

The Orchard Keeper by Cormac McCarthy was selected by Tom "Big Daddy" Mathews a
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Jan 2016
not set
Mar 23, 2012
 
All the King’s Men
4.08
it was amazing
All the King's Men: Robert Penn Warren's Spider Web

This Novel was chosen as a group read by members of On the Southern Literary Trail for July 2012 an
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not set
Jul 30, 2012
Jan 01, 2010
 
The Killer Inside Me
3.89
it was amazing
The Killer Inside Me: Jim Thompson's classic Roman Noir

“Just as there are physical monsters, can there not be mental or psychic monsters born? The fac
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Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
In My Father's House
3.96
it was amazing
In My Father's House: Ernest Gaines' Novel of Living with One's Past

In My Father's House by Ernest J. Gaines, published in 1978, was chosen by members
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Jan 14, 2015
Dec 25, 2012
 
The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1)
3.87
really liked it
The Sins of the Fathers: Lawrence Block's First Matt Scudder Novel

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Dell First Edition, 1976

"The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children."
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Aug 28, 2012
Dec 31, 2011
 
Other Voices, Other Rooms
3.82
really liked it
Other Voices, Other Rooms: Capote's Swamp Baroque Concerto in Three Movements

Other Voices, Other Rooms was an attempt to exorcise demons, an unconscio
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not set
Jun 06, 2012
Jan 01, 2010
 
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks (Stay More series)
3.88
it was amazing
The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks: Donald Harington's History of Stay More, Arkansas

This novel has been nominated as a group read for the month
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Jan 12, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
 
Mudbound
3.99
really liked it
Mudbound: Hillary Jordan's Debut Novel

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Hillary Jordan, 2011

JAMIE

"Henry and I dug the hole seven feet deep. Any more shallower and the corpse was liab
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Nov 14, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
 
A Summons to Memphis
3.67
it was amazing
Better known for his short stories, Peter Taylor pulled out all the stops with "A Summons to Memphis," winning the National Book Critics Award in 1986 ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
 
The Cement Garden
3.57
really liked it
I was led to Ian McEwan's "The Cement Garden" by Carmen Callil's and Colm Toibin's excellent book, "The Modern Library." Having formed the opinion tha ...more
Oct 29, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
 
Anansi Boys
4.00
really liked it
Contrary to some critics who take themselves quite seriously who thumbed their noses at "Anansi Boys," I, who do not take my self too seriously, loved ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
 
Rabbit, Run (Rabbit Angstrom #1)
3.57
it was amazing
I confess I haven't read much of John Updike's work. About thirty years ago I flipped through "Couples" for the prurient interest it sparked at its pu ...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
My Reading Life
3.94
really liked it
If you enjoy the books of Pat Conroy, you will enjoy this book. If you don't, you won't.

My first introduction to Pat Conroy was through the movie "Con
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Oct 12, 2011
Oct 04, 2011
 
Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)
3.96
it was amazing
John Updike closes out his quartet of Rabbit novels with what can only be described as a masterpiece. He won his second Pulitzer for "Rabbit at Rest." ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
Rabbit Is Rich (Rabbit Angstrom #3)
3.90
it was amazing
Gas lines, Krugerrands, the silver splurge, Iranian hostages, the price of oil. Updike settles Rabbit at the age of 46 in the middle of the Carter adm ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Red Door (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #12)
3.94
liked it
Ian Rutledge returns in his 12th case in "The Red Door." He must deal with a young knife wielding robber in London, a missing missionary, and the murd ...more
May 11, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
The Witch of Hebron (World Made by Hand, #2)
3.72
really liked it
Kuntstler continues his story of the people of Union Grove, New York, in a world without oil, electricity, and technology. The second volume takes a t ...more
Oct 25, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
The Year of the Storm
3.72
really liked it
Review forthcoming. Join "On the Southern Literary Trail" for a chance to win John Mantooth's debut novel. You're in for one very dark ride. John's. n ...more
May 20, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
The Great Santini
4.13
it was amazing
At the risk of being shot, being approximately twelve books behind, review forthcoming. "Stand by for a fighter pilot, sports fans."
not set
Jan 02, 2010
 
The Poet of Tolstoy Park
3.87
it was amazing
Review forthcoming...
May 07, 2013
May 03, 2013
 
A Cold Treachery (Inspector Ian Rutledge, #7)
4.12
really liked it
Ian Rutledge is assigned to investigate the murder of a family. A ten year old boy is missing. Either he is the killer, or missing in freezing weather ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
 
Apparition & Late Fictions
3.63
really liked it
Thomas Lynch has been known for a long time as an eloquent essayist. His book, "The Undertaking" is a breathtaking look at life, death and loss. In it ...more
Mar 29, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
The Blackhouse (Lewis Trilogy, #1)
4.05
really liked it
None
Oct 27, 2015
Oct 27, 2015
 
Lincoln in the Bardo
3.91
it was amazing
None
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 08, 2017
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