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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
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Hints of Greene’s literary ability peek through, but rather than the ironic satire he was attempting, I found a confusing espionage plot that missed the mark.
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The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
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Not one to shy away from a gritty Western, I was expecting this book to run congruent with a Cormac McCarthy novel; dark, sad, and lonely. All of the typical characters of the Wild West story are present in The Sisters Brothers: thugs, whores, prospe ...more
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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
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A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean
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So beautifully written it literally hurt to read at times. Maclean's language is masterful, capturing true feeling while avoiding the sap. A story I could re-read every year.
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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I don't know how I made it this far into my adult life without knowing anything about this Bronte classic, except that Jane was a governess. This book was so unexpected for me! An uncommon reaction, I'm sure, but such a treat.
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Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
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East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
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The re-read was just as good, if not better. Seeing Gary Snyder speak the week following was such a thrill, and a fun play in my imagination of Japhy Ryder.
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