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And Sons by David Gilbert
And Sons

grailseven, September 3, 2013

Astonishing in scope, this is one of my top reads of the year. If you're seeing hype about this book, it's for good reason. Gilbert hits a grand slam, writing a top-notch account of fathers, sons, and all of the messy tangles they pull each other into. Great book!
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Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
Odds Against Tomorrow

grailseven, February 7, 2013

Excellent book about breakdowns, both statistical and mental. If you liked Tom McCarthy's "Remainder" you'd do well to check this book out.
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Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Jr Currie
Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

grailseven, January 13, 2013

In Currie's latest, a writer named Ron Currie, Jr. fakes his own death and his unfinished novel skyrockets to fame - until the hoax is revealed. Currie writes convincing, engaging explorations of mortality with a sprinkling of magic realism and a big helping of Vonnegut-inspired cultural dissection. A great read.
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The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn't Stop by Bill Jones
The Ghost Runner: The Epic Journey of the Man They Couldn't Stop

grailseven, January 7, 2013

Great sports story - think Lance Armstrong, minus all the doping controversy. John Tarrant was barred from long distance running due to a technicality, right at the start of his running career. When attempts to overturn the ban through reasonable channels failed, Tarrant began sneaking into long-distance races, running without a number and winning race after race. Fascinating tale of a dedicated runner and the changes his insistence on competing brought to the sport.
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The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning by James Paul Gee
The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning

grailseven, January 5, 2013

Intelligent consideration given to use of technology - rather than a piecemeal approach, throwing it all at the wall and seeing what sticks, James Paul Gee suggests we move forward with it in a way that draws on the differences in forms of technology to find the best application in the classroom.
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