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In R J Dent's Library - Truman Capote

A look in R J Dent’s library at the works of journalist, essayist, playwright, short story writer and novelist – the inventor of the non-fiction novel – Truman Capote. 25 more words

R J Dent

A True Story

In Whisper My Secret, award winning author and storyteller, JB Rowley , tells her mother’s true story; the story of Myrtle’s secret, which only comes to light after her death when her daughters find papers hidden in an old cash tin. 417 more words


REVIEW: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Format:  Audio CD, 14 disks 
Genre:  True Crime
ISBN:  073933364X
Published:  January 2006 (audio)
Setting:  Holcomb KS
Rating:  5 of 5 stars

Back of the Book Blurb: 473 more words

Book Reviews

The Guy Quote - Michael Herr (a must-read)

Before he co-wrote and contributed to Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket, Michael Herr wrote a book called Dispatches.

Published in 1977, it is a memoir of his days as an… 2,415 more words

Hiroshima: A Novel, A Memory, A Reminder

I am finally getting around to reading John Hersey’s Hiroshima. I believe in purposeful reading; I waited until this week to pull it from my shelf. 821 more words


'Russian Journal' by Andrea Lee

Lee’s book self-consciously relieves a year spent in Russia (1978-79) in a memoir-like form. The past is accessed through the present and we curiously uncover the ‘truth’ of her characters: the work-worn women, the bitter youth, the frightened and those who have compromised. 8 more words


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A review of Brooklyn Story: A Novel by Suzanne Corso.