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The Water Museum (Highly Recommended)

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The Water Museum by Luis Alberto Urrea***

Wise-ass and wise, southwestern lives painted vivid, dusty and gorgeous.

***With these stories, Urrea assumes the mantle of the Chicano Ray Bradbury.

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Our Souls at Night (Highly Recommended)

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Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

Heartbreakingly beautiful, minimal. Life and connection, its pain and comforts.

Note: This was Haruf’s last book before, as he might say, his spirit moved on, and it seems he knew it. Read closely for the wit and wisdom he wanted to share before he left us.

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Friendswood

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Friendswood by Rene Steinke

50 characters. All miserable. Small-town Texan bible-thumpers destroy each other.

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The Lace Reader

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The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Jumbled recollections and lies of troubled mind. Overwrought, unsurprising “revelations.”

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Antique Lace Making Pillow

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Jewelweed

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Jewelweed by David Rhodes

Everyone’s a philosopher, huge plot holes, emotionally limp.¬†Overstuffed, undercooked.

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen

Sweet, comic, quick, then BAM – delivers a surprising emotional wallop.

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