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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History

Eleanor, September 4, 2006

This will always be on my list of "top 10 favorite books of all time." Tartt's prose is absolutely lyrical, even when covering the most banal aspects of student life. The story is also amazingly plausible, given the cast of characters, and the circumstances in which they find themselves. Highly recommended.
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Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
Persuader: A Jack Reacher Novel

Eleanor, September 4, 2006

After leaving the Army, Reacher has been drifting around the United States, living off savings, and never staying in one place too long. This book finds him finishing unsettled business from his military days: the DEA asks him to help them deal with a man who is both a traitor and a murderer. Reacher is glad to assist, since this one's personal. Overall, a great read.
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West Wing - Season 1
West Wing - Season 1

Eleanor, September 1, 2006

This is how it all began. An idealized view of public service, as presented in prime time. This remains one of the most erudite shows I have ever come across, and even if viewers disagree with the show's political slant, they can still enjoy the snappy dialogue and wonderful acting. This season had an intense cliffhanger ending, so getting the DVDs is worth it if only for the commentary on how it all came together.
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Rescuing Patty Hearst: Growing Up Sane in a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
Rescuing Patty Hearst: Growing Up Sane in a Decade Gone Mad

Eleanor, September 1, 2006

The author's account of how her mother's descent into the world of schizophrenia affected their family is mesmerizing without being overly voyeuristic. Her father comes across as a good man trying to deal with the woman he loves going mad. Holman and her sister have their lives turned upside down, but there are some good times in between her mother's episodes, and she recounts everything with a frank but loving honesty.
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Bad
Bad

Eleanor, August 22, 2006

The protagonist is not an easy person to like at first. She is a juvenile delinquent who has finally gotten in enough trouble that a judge sends her to a rehabilitation center. The other girls there are surprisingly varied in background and moral character, considering that they have all been labeled "in need of supervision." Some of them are beyond redemption, and others are truly victims of circumstance. Some of them are obviously going to spend the rest of their lives in and out of trouble, while others manage to save themselves. By the end of the book, I was persuaded that redemption is possible for people like Dallas.
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