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Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel

Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304


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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout
The Homesman

folkrrt, May 13, 2014

Here is a brutally honest story of the emotional hardship suffered by some women during the settlement of the western plains in the 1850's. The storyline centers on the journey of four women who are being escorted back east after succumbing to the loneliness of their barren existance. It is only fitting that the author was awarded Best Western Novel the year it was published and that the movie version directed and starring Tommy Lee Jones is to be released in 2014.
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The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit
The Wives of Los Alamos

folkrrt, May 7, 2014

Here is an honest everyday behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the women of Los Alamos during WWII. Although a work of historical fiction the reader can easily imagine the challenges of the wives and their struggle to make sense of everything around them, whether it be the isolated environment or the mysterious secrecy of the project. The voice of the novel is first person plural which makes the reading both challenging and engaging.
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Let Him Go by Larry Watson
Let Him Go

folkrrt, February 28, 2014

Author Larry Watson is again on familiar ground, the northern plains in the early 1950's. His sparse writing style matches the landscape and its hard scrabble inhabitants. The storyline begins with a long-married couple taking a roadtrip that ends up taking a dark turn. Watson proves once more that he is a gifted regionalist author who deserves a wider audience.
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Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation by James Howard Kunstler
Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

folkrrt, September 24, 2012

Author James Kunstler offer a scary scenario of what may happen as our energy resources dwindle. He maintains that our country is has already tumbled into an economic decline that may steepen because of our reliance on fossil fuel. The book is thought provoking and an interesting read, one that will make the reader pay more attention to what may be coming down the road.
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City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago by Gary Krist
City of Scoundrels: The Twelve Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago

folkrrt, September 8, 2012

City of Scoundrels is a fascinating recount of events that occured in Chicago over twelve chaotic days in 1919. Author Krist provides an accurate and lively historic narrative of a major American city in transition, for better or worse. Set in the industrial age, the reader gains great insight into early 20th century matters of politics, race, and class. The reader need not be from Chicago to thoroughly enjoy this book.
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