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The Call of the Wild by Jack London

I’ll start by admitting that we use Jack London’s The Call of the Wild in our 7th grade English classes because I once found several hundred copies gathering dust in the book room. 1,056 more words

Book Review

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Back in February, one of the biggest news stories to come out of the book world in recent years broke. Harper Lee, who had famously only ever released one novel, was to publish… 673 more words

Fiction: Literary

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enormously affecting. A boy and his father set out to trap a wolf that is preying on their cattle. The man who had trapped them in the past, who opened the plains for countless thousands of cattle to graze is now dead, and the wolves have begun to return to their old hunting grounds from their retreat in Mexico. 444 more words

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Wide Open Town by Myron Brinig

A book found in a Montana museum gift shop, published by a local historical press, something no one has heard of for decades.

One has reason for low expectations. 1,130 more words

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The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

One night, Mia Dennett enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend, but when he doesn’t show up, she leaves with an enigmatic stranger. At first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand, but following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia’s life.

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Bitter Bronx: Charyn's World

During the past four or five years, I have read several historical novels and a crime novel by Jerome Charyn. Bitter Bronx is my first foray into his short stories. 909 more words

Jerome Charyn