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Old Songs in a New Cafe by Robert James Waller
Old Songs in a New Cafe

labordi, October 10, 2007

Robert James Waller is best known for his novel "The Bridges of Madison County." However, in this book, Waller shares several columns he wrote for the Des Moines Register. Old Songs truly demonstrates the romantic side of life. In it, the reader hears tales of a child leaving home, the sounds of geese migrating, the personalities in a neighborhood bar, what a young man feels about his chosen high school sport and more.
Written with compassion and feeling, the book leaves the reader wanting to hear more about Waller's life and his philosophy about that life.
This is an excellent read and quite enjoyable.
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Searoad by Ursula K. Le Guin
Searoad

labordi, October 8, 2007

I found this book absolutely fascinating. Several years ago, my husband and I were traveling north along the Oregon Coast. It was late and all the motels were displaying "no vacancy" signs. We decided to turn down a road and head into a small town along the coast. It was a quaint little village with cabins for rent. The description in Searoad of the village of Klatsand is nearly identical to that town we stayed at and I was able to relate to the story as it unfolded.
And what a story it was!
Interesting, real characters who had to deal with what life threw at them. A conglomeration of how each individual fit into the town and yet, maintained their own identities in their private lives.
Excellent reading!
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