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Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



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Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) by James Lee Burke
Swan Peak: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)

frankbolen, January 9, 2009

James Lee Burke is my favorite writer, and his Robichaux series is the best. I don't know how he keeps on doing it year after year. Swan Peak holds up with his best, such as Tin Roof Blowdown.
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In the Devil's Territory: Stories by Kyle Minor
In the Devil's Territory: Stories

frankbolen, January 9, 2009

This book was a discovery I made because I like the works of George Pelecanos, who chose "A Day Meant to Do Less" for Best American Mystery.

The themes are love, loss, sexuality, redemption, freedom, and change. I noticed that some of the characters like Leslie Ratliff occur in more than one story. Leslie Ratliff is very interesting because we never hear his story from him. We have to piece it together from his small parts in other people's stories. So his story is kind of like a bonus story not advertised in the table of contents.

This was a interesting book different from other books I like. Does anybody know if this writer has written other books?
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