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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks

One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543


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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

R_Emrys, January 2, 2013

I put this off for a long time because the subject sounded so depressing. But the book is not depressing--Brooks has an amazing way with words, and characters, that is a delight even when the topic is grim. And she never loses sight of the little touches of humanity.
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A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
A Fire Upon the Deep

R_Emrys, January 6, 2012

Stellar worldbuilding, intimate characterization of both humans and aliens, and some of the most mind-blowing ideas in science fiction... this book is wonderful on every level, and my favorite read of 2011.
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People of the Book: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book: A Novel

R_Emrys, January 1, 2011

Brooks traces the stories of those who owned the Sarajevo Haggadah within the framing story of the woman restoring it. Empathetic and exquisitely detailed. I'm Jewish, and this did what haggadot are supposed to do--made me feel that I was living the stories of the people in it.
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