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The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford
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Feb 08, 2010

it was amazing
Read in January, 2007

I first read the Sportswriter at my dad's recommendation when he was the age that Frank is in The Lay of the Land. When I read the third book, I was the same age as Frank was in the first. Okay, those two sentences aren't exactly profound, but this amazing trilogy did help me understand my father's life perspective and gave context my own journey from youth into adulthood like nothing else I've ever read. Sometimes when I panic and worry about how important the decisions of the "now" are, these books are a perfect tonic -- a reminder that time can be humbling and forgiving.

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Eric Althoff So does this mean you'll be recommending these books to Gatsby in the somewhat-distant future?

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