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The Manticore by Robertson Davies
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Vegas by John Gregory Dunne
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I know of this guy as Joan Didion's husband. The biography I read about her and the interviews I've seen of him have predisposed me to dislike him. He's pompous and pretentious. He seems to have no sense of humor.

So I read this because I thought I sh
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Miriam is starting Vegas: 20 pages in, I already hate it. Here we go. Whee.
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The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
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Another case of having to (getting to) read a book I've already read because I bought my own copy.

I still like this, and it's a great summer read: the languid heat, the seashore, the aimless days.

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The introduction points out that if
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
"Such an interesting thing to read this book for the second time, after it had left a major impression on me back when I read it in the 90s.
Also super weird to have started to read it at the beginning of hurricane season this year. Eek.
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Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
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Steinbeck says he wants to know America again, after losing touch over the years. I thought he meant seeking people out, talking to them, finding out what Americans are thinking about. Turns out, he more meant the land--a lot of this focuses on descr ...more
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Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
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The introduction to this edition is very, very stupid. The guy ends up comparing this book to other books that don't have much to do with it. He tries to draw a line between Maria and Didion and then collapses his distinctions and says Didion IS Mari ...more
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