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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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    Before, During, After

    Richard Bausch 9780307266262

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Graceling

paula d, October 28, 2009

I love this book and recommend it to those who enjoy a journey with many discoveries and a strong and unique young heroine. I enjoy discovering the other world of this story. I love the how the plots unfold. The characters are clearly drawn and honestly, sometimes shockingly, developed. There's action, danger, beauty, travel and a myriad of relationships explored: romantic, familial, political and more.
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Fire by Kristin Cashore
Fire

paula d, October 28, 2009

Terrific and engrossing. I like that it's called a "companion" to Cashore's first book. That's exactly what it is. It's a stand-alone story with plots, adventures and discoveries to thrill and captivate. But it also bumps up against certain elements from Graceling in a satisfying way. I hope there is a third book because I want more of the surprises and pleasures of that world. And then I'll reread them all for the satisfaction of how they piece together.
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Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Graceling

paula d, October 19, 2009

A delicious story with thorough characterizations. The heroine is complicated and reminds me of girls/women I know. I root for Katsa as I do my friends. Suspenseful and charming it's a story of intrigue, suspense, self-discovery and the inspiration of travel. It's very hard to put down.
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Drinks for the Little Guy by Sean Carswell
Drinks for the Little Guy

paula d, September 4, 2006

Sean Carswell has a unique voice as a storyteller. I laughed a lot reading this book. The plot unfolded without me realizing, so engaged I was in the various episodes and conversations that reveal the greater arc. He shares a very particular world of blue collar lives and the dichotomy of "deveopment" and ordinary residents in Florida. Friendship, loyolty, money, surfing, slacking, smoking, intrigue, ethics, construction and comraderie are all in here. And beer. Lots of beer.
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