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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview

Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Franny and Zooey by J D Salinger
Franny and Zooey

Carole Lyn, January 6, 2013

The Neighbors and Friends bookclub recently read "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger as the December, 2012, selection based on one member's recommendation of the novel as "the best book I ever read." I don't know that Franny and Zooey is "the best book I ever read", but it is one of the most well written books that I have ever read. The character development is flawless and creates in the reader a visceral reaction to the pain and emotional angst suffered by this sad, grieving family. The resolution for each character's internal and external conflicts is one that is realistic and likely. The subject is difficult but the writing superb. The author is able to blend pathos and humor so that the subject matter does not overwhelm the reader. It is a book revisited by me and my appreciation of it has improved since last reading it as a twenty something. Thank you, Mr. Salinger.
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