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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us

Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Lauren - Vancouver, January 2, 2013

Best book I read in 2012. Wilkerson tells a story that most of us never learned in school, and she tells it plainly. She traces the course of only three lives and manages to describe the reality of millions. It's a great read - I couldn't wait to read on - and deserving of all the honors. The Warmth of Other Suns should be required reading for all American high school students, and the rest of us, too.
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Mink River by Brian Doyle
Mink River

Lauren - Vancouver, January 23, 2012

This novel has everything I look for in great fiction. An engaging story, fluidly told. Characters who move into my thoughts and stay for weeks. Beautiful writing that never interferes with the story. Surprises. Many surprises.

Brian Doyle has created a world painted so vividly that I had to remind myself frequently that it doesn't really exist. When I finished reading, I wanted to read it again, immediately, to tease out a deeper understanding of motivations, of purpose, and to simply remain in the town of Mink River. Easily my favorite book of 2011; this is a book I give to my dearest friends who love to read.
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