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Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
Dirty Love

Lee Hodong, November 7, 2013

This book of four loosely connected stories is an outstanding read. I devoured it during two lengthy plane rides from JFK NYC to San Juan PR and back. Dubus writes brilliantly about people and understands that within everyone there are good and bad qualities that are frequently walking down the road at the same time. Dubus wrote a great memoir Townie, which among other things was a very thoughtful appraisal of his father a great writer with many bad habits but still captured his Dubus senior's vital essence.
Each one of these four stories is great but in Dirty Love which is well over 100 pages he really does something special.his depiction of teenage Devon and her great uncle Francis gives us two great characters. Both with numerous flaws who are too me deeply humane people trying to struggle with adulthood and impending death. You care about the characters and the unrelenting tension as the story moves to its honest conclusion kept me enthralled. Anyone who likes serious fiction needs to reach this book.
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things

Lee Hodong, November 7, 2013

I have been on an incredible journey these past two weeks. Gilbert does a masterful job describing the Age of Enlightenment as seen through the eyes of a plant thief's daughter. From descriptions of Captain Cook's voyages, debates on the Divine to the extensive study of botany in general and bryology (the study of mosses) in particular, we follow the life of Henry Whitaker's daughter Alma.
The book drags at times but one cannot fault the author for her extensive research of this time period. Knowledge is bursting from every sketch and lithograph and from every lively dinner discussion with notable men of science invited to join the Whittaker family on their plantation. It's hard to believe this is the same author who penned Eat,Pray,Love.
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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
The Time Keeper

Lee Hodong, November 7, 2013

The Time Keeper is a must read! Mitch Albom does it again with another inspiring story. This particular story forces you to take a long hard look at "time" and how it is a very precious a commodity not to mention how every single moment counts NOW.

I enjoyed every aspect of The Time Keeper - the plot, the characters, the writing style and the elated feeling that always seems to engulf you after reading Mr. Albom's writings. I don't want to give too much of the story away, so please add this to your must read list - it won't disappoint.
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