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Bill Houghton has commented on (6) products.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain

Bill Houghton, February 8, 2014

I found this book first, and loved it. Then I went and found his other two (so far) books, "Raven Stole the Moon" and "How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets," and was equally knocked out. I sent him an e-mail commenting that no one of his books could predict either of the other two: each one's different in subject matter, tone, everything but his simple and readable style. He tells me he's got another book coming out in October - I'll be watching for it.

No business relationship with him - just a very satisfied reader!
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Freeman by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Bill Houghton, August 13, 2012

This is a thoughtful, emotional book on the lives of people, black and white, in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. It's distinctly written from the black and abolitionist viewpoint, but that's just fine; that's what Leonard Pitts wanted to talk about. One of the cores around which the book is written is the search, by many of those who'd recently been slaves, for the families - wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters - who'd been sold away from them (or vice versa).

You won't regret reading this book; you may, as I did, find yourself weeping at the end, but also impressed by the resilience of the characters.
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Uluru Rising by Jeff Todd
Uluru Rising

Bill Houghton, January 24, 2012

A nice visit to 1950s science fiction, with some added twists. What it might be like for our world to get caught in an interstellar dogfight.
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A Dead Man's Tale (Charlie Moon Mysteries) by James D Doss
A Dead Man's Tale (Charlie Moon Mysteries)

Bill Houghton, September 4, 2011

The continuing story of the friendship between Charlie Moon, retired Ute police officer, and Scott Parris, Chicago transplant to Ute country and small-town police chief, takes a twist here with a riddle of a story: someone who bets that Charlie and Scott can't prevent his murder.

If you like word play and gentle humor, you should like this series of books.
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The Girl with Braided Hair (Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries) by Margaret Coel
The Girl with Braided Hair (Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries)

Bill Houghton, January 3, 2011

One in a series of excellent books set on the Arapaho reservation in Wyoming, this book examines the lasting effects and attitudes of the Arapaho toward the American Indian Movement. This is a murder mystery series, but, like all good murder mysteries, the murder is just a hook on which to hang the examination of relationships and, in the case of this series, the tensions between Arapaho and white culture, and the sometimes uneasy compromises the Arapaho make in living in a white-dominated world while trying to maintain the core of their culture. Way too much sentence there...

If you liked Tony Hillerman's books, you'll like these.
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