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Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi

One of the things that drew me to Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi is the name Pereira, which holds a certain allure if you are interested in Sri Lankan colonial history, and that the novella is set in Portugal. 524 more words


The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

I read this book soon after it’s debut in 1986. This is the cover I remember:

I think I read it for a Women’s Literature class during my undergrad. 127 more words

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Man on the street ...

What if the homeless man you passed every day on the streets had in fact been a successful business and family man some 31 years before? 116 more words

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The Finish Line is in Sight!

Camp NaNoWriMo is almost over. Three more days of writing time. I’m proud of one of my cabin mates–PalmerMorel.  He has already finished his goal! 596 more words

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How to Create a World

You start with nothing.

You’re sitting alone in the dark, thinking. Then from out of nowhere, there’s a brilliant flash of blinding interior light, a searing white-hot fire that consumes thought and vision. 740 more words


To Helen Back by Susan McBride

A enjoyable story with plenty of clues to help the reader solve the crime. It’s the first in the series and I am looking forward to the secondary characters’ development. 8 more words

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The Salinger Contract

The Salinger Contract (2013) by Adam Langer is a literary-themed mystery/thriller.  It is a story within a story, and a book about books.

Narrator, Adam Langer, (same name as the author) used to be a journalist and book editor who wrote feature articles about writers, but since his magazine folded several years ago, he’s been a stay-at-home dad of 2 girls and the only books he reads now are children’s literature or YA. 963 more words