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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries) by Ernest J Gaines
A Lesson Before Dying (Vintage Contemporaries)

FBB, February 6, 2011

This is an easily readable book full of historical references and characters one never forgets.
I taught this title to high school juniors, and although they were often "reluctant" readers, even they found themselves engrossed in the story of the protagonist and the bone-chilling events toward the end of his story.
I am still haunted by many scenes so vividly rendered by Gaines.
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition) by Anthony Bourdain
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)

FBB, January 9, 2011

I am a recent "fan" of Bourdain's show, so I thought reading one of his early books would be a good idea.
Oh, what a deliciously written book that will take you on a most interesting "tour"! The book is not "new," but it was to me and I bought a copy as a gift for a friend. GREAT reading, whether or not one is interested in food or cooking per se.
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Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen
Whistling in the Dark

FBB, September 15, 2010

This novel was such a wonderful surprise of a read; I'd been in my local library, and completely by chance saw the book on a "recently returned" rack. I picked it up, checked it out, and Oh my! I was truly taken with the protagonist, that young girl in Milwaukee with "too much imagination" along with her stories. The narration is spot on 1050s Milwaukee, and a delight.
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The Little Book by Selden Edwards
The Little Book

FBB, July 22, 2010

As a reader who is generally disinterested in "time travel," I found this particular book fascinating in many ways. First, the protagonist's younger life & education are familiar and felt somehow welcoming to me. Second, I was challenged to recall my history courses~~the most recent being in the 1980s when I was in graduate school. Finally, Wheeler's story compelled me to keep reading. His grandmother's is equally as touching and compelling. I felt transported to Vienna with her. Overall, I was more than surprised by the enjoyment the book brought me. I highly recommend it, if for no other reason than it is a "good read."
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Truck: A Love Story (P.S.) by Michael Perry
Truck: A Love Story (P.S.)

FBB, May 27, 2010

What a wonderful surprise! "Truck..." was a 'city read' here in my town, and I did not particpate; however, on a recent trip to the library, a number of copies of the book were being given to patrons for a meager donation. While I did not hold out much hope of actually loving the book, I picked one up and now wish I'd purchased copies for each of my friends.

From Perry's description of renovating his beloved IH truck to his thoughts on family, gardening, small-town living and his own "shyness," I have been absolutely compelled to turn each page. Such a beautifully written memoir, "Truck..." is a treasure of a read. If you have not yet picked this book up, plese do so. You will not be disappointed. Trust me.
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