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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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Roxanne Basey has commented on (3) products.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behavior

Roxanne Basey, January 31, 2013

So much more than the typical novel today.

Very important issues, with a strangely calm, but dystopic bent.

Wonderfully down to earth characters. Loved the ideas and sense of place.

The decisions made by the protagonist are original, based on contemporary issues but without the techno-babble.

Almost too much to absorb. Kingsolver takes the reader into the unknown. If only we would listen.
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Roxanne Basey, January 1, 2013

This book was a complete surprise. Completely original, unique, and contemporary. A father who works at Microsoft, Seattle, WA and a mother who is a messy artist, and the YA kids who are trying to live with humour in between. They live in the coolest old building, and have to deal with the morons around them. I really loved it!
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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Rules of Civility

Roxanne Basey, January 4, 2012

This is a contemporary story with an interesting take on where we are headed. Recommend it.
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