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It’s Academic

Possession by A.S. Byatt is one of the Top 150 novels of the last century. The story is about a scholar named Roland who, while researching the life of a Victorian poet named Ash, discovers drafts of two letters written … Continue reading

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When You’re a Jet

Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service by Gary Sinise is an eye-opening look into the life and mission of the well- known actor. Until reading this book, I never realized the author’s many connections to the Chicago area. … Continue reading

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So It Is Written

In My Father’s Court and More Stories From My Father’s Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer are autobiographies written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about his years in Warsaw as the son of a pious rabbi in the early 1900’s. … Continue reading

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Wailing Saxophone

Pork Pie Hat by Peter Straub is a book I never would have read had it not been among the discarded pile at our library. As a lover of jazz, the title and book jacket intrigued me, so I brought … Continue reading

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Erasing History

The Peacock Emporium is a novel by Jojo Moyes written in 2005. It is the story of a young woman in her thirties named Suzanna who is dissatisfied with her life. She is married, but has no desire to have … Continue reading

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Recompense

Talk to Me by John Kenney is a 2019 novel about a 59-year-old television anchorman named Ted Grayson who, while having a bad day, is caught on video verbally berating a hairdresser on-set. The clip goes viral and heads roll. … Continue reading

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Being Alive

Maggie Brown and Others by Peter Orner is the recently published collection of short stories by one of my favorite authors. I’ve been a fan of Orner’s work for some years and can honestly say, he just keeps getting better. … Continue reading

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