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The Great Gatsby

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, and named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fitzgerald was raised in St. 651 more words

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Selected Poems of Frank O'Hara; Beginning a New York Find

I found a copy of The Selected Poems of Frank O’Hara at Westider Books in New York last week which I bought on David Bowie’s recommendation. 244 more words

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The jacket to “Moonglow” accurately describes Michael Chabon’s novel:

“A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir.” 330 more words

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Get Shorty | Elmore Leonard

Second Elmore Leonard I’ve read recently, and this one is a belter. Non-stop pleasure reading: Get Short #bookreview #amreading

— Jack B Calhoun (@jackbcalhoun) 16 July 2017



Review: Stephen Florida

Consider the most obsessed person you’ve ever met, multiple that obsession a millionfold, and you get Stephen Florida, the eponymous hero of Gabe Habash’s gripping debut novel. 43 more words


The Confusion of Languages: Siobhan Fallon

“You become friends with someone you wouldn’t be able to stand if you actually had options.”

Siobhan Fallon’s richly textured novel The Confusion of Languages… 1,015 more words


On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Right now I’m really into books about taking to the road, escaping to nature and being free. I loved reading The Call of the Wild… 586 more words

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