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Tom Wagner has commented on (3) products.

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping

Tom Wagner, May 26, 2009

"They can always get you for increasingly erratic behaviour. (M. Robinson, HOUSEKEEPING)"

That is the intriguing signature line of a woman on an online fountain pen group I frequent, so when I saw the book I had to read it! A fabulous read, even better than her later, more polished, Gilead. The writing is so tight, the heroines so real, you'll feel you know these folks.
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Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Atmospheric Disturbances

Tom Wagner, September 11, 2008

Fascinating look at the onset of mental illness and delusional thinking. How does one square up contradictory facts? More, the love story is as much about the devotion of the wife, whose husband believes she has been replaced by a simulacrum, as it is about his search for his "real" wife. A fun read!
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Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D'Orso
Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic Alaska

Tom Wagner, August 26, 2006

The best book about Alaska in a long time. Not just about high school basketball, but about Alaska. Urban v. rural, Native v. non-Native, subsistence and conservation v. development, ANCSA corporations v. tribal sovereignty and other Alaskan issues are explored gently, in the context of the lives of the boys and girls basketball teams in one village, Fort Yukon. Not only that, but a well written page-turner as well!
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