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West of Sunset ~ A Capsule Book Review

West of Sunset ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp

More than any other writer of his generation, F. Scott Fitzgerald (born 1896) chronicled the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age. 805 more words

Nora Webster (Toibin)

Like Emily, Alone, this is the story of a widow who is trying to find a way to keep living after the death of her well-liked husband. 226 more words


The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan


Halfway through a midsummer afternoon performance, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus’s big top caught fire. The tent had been waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin and gasoline; in seconds it was burning out of control, and more than 8,000 people were trapped inside.

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Emily, Alone (O'Nan)

I think I admire O’Nan’s work so much because he writes like I’d like to. He writes about ordinary people and daily events in ways that are both funny and wise. 252 more words


Stewart O'Nan: The Odds (2012)

Stewart O’Nan’s novel The Odds is the second novel of my 20 Under 200 project. It’s the third of O’Nan’s novels I’ve read so far and while… 735 more words


Last Night at the Lobster (O'Nan)

I really have to read more of his work. The one, my second, was just outstanding. A Red Lobster in Connecticut is closing, and Manny must manage the last day. 103 more words


CityBeat Book Review - West of Sunset

West of Sunset

Stewart O’Nan (Viking)

By John J. Kelly · February 19th, 2015

In 1937, with America still clawing out of the Great Depression, F. 268 more words

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