Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kent Haruf passed away today.

This is a terrible loss to all of us who will never have the pleasure of reading a new Haruf book. If you aren’t already a fan, do yourself a favor and read one of his wonderful novels. Start with Plainsong. His books portray all the various sorrows and joys of being human, all within the borders of his imagined small, Colorado ranch town. He was a kind and gentle man and a wonderful writer who made it seem so easy to form simple sentences, one after the other, creating unforgettable stories.

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All The Light We Cannot See (Highly Recommended)

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

French girl and German boy duty-bound and altered by WWII

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The Serpent of Venice (sequel to Fool)

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The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

Shakespeare Monty-Pythonized. Kitchen sink approach to ribald wisecrackery wears thin.

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Station Eleven

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Lengthy pre-collapse flashbacks elevate thought-provoking apocalypse-lite. Cut-and-paste chronology mutes emotion.

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