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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You New Science of Snooping by Sam Gosling
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You New Science of Snooping

Erin Golsen, November 10, 2008

This is an enjoyable, highly readable look into how we perceive others and whether those perceptions have any basis in reality. What does your CD collection, your inspirational poster, or your messy desk tell others about you?
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The Post-Birthday World: A Novel by Lionel Shriver
The Post-Birthday World: A Novel

Erin Golsen, October 18, 2008

Every decision can change your life; in this book, Lionel Shriver gives us a glimpse of two alternate lives for Irina McGovern, a children's book illustrator faced with temptation. The most fascinating aspect of this story is the way that Irina herself changes depending on what choices she makes. I really enjoyed this book, and the interview with the author in the back was entertaining, too--she sounds like a real character.
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The Clumsiest People in Europe: Or, Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World by Todd Pruzan
The Clumsiest People in Europe: Or, Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World

Erin Golsen, September 15, 2008

This was a fascinating glimpse at the uncensored view of the world from Victorian England. It makes it even more interesting that the original book was written for children by what may be the scariest children's book author of her time--the sometimes creepy imagery and cautionary tales are a hoot.
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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Erin Golsen, August 3, 2008

I couldn't stop reading this book, even though it was breaking my heart--the tragedy of Esme's life is so vividly and beautifully rendered. The story is skillfully structured so that even when you think you understand, there's another layer to the enormity of what has happened to Esme. Now that I've finished it, I can't stop thinking about it.
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Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Snow

Erin Golsen, July 8, 2008

This intricate and fascinating novel takes place over the course of a few days in a remote Turkish border town. Ka, a Turkish poet exiled in Germany, pays a visit to a beautiful former classmate and becomes embroiled in the plots, paranoia and power plays that take place when a blizzard seals the town off from the outside world. I have never read anything quite like this book (in which even the author eventually becomes a character), but it's one I'll remember for a long time to come.
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