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This Is War

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover is an emotional story based on the author’s life in Idaho where she was raised by Mormon survivalists in an isolated environment. Westover’s early life and the experiences of her immediate family were often so … Continue reading

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Amen

The Father Timothy Mitford Series by Jan Karon came to my attention through my Goodreads friend Carol. Not realizing this was a series of novels, in my typical fashion, I began with the second novel. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the second … Continue reading

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Second Best

Varina by Charles Frazier is a story about the second wife of Jefferson Davis. Even though I have lived in the South not far from Jefferson’s last home on the Gulf Coast, I have never had much interest in him … Continue reading

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Just the Facts

Chicago by David Mamet attracted my attention at the library because I grew-up just blocks from the northern border of “my kind of town”. It also interested me because of Mamet’s well-known plays. Surprisingly, I almost quit reading the book … Continue reading

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Till Death Do Us Part

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella is a light summer read about a married couple who are informed by a doctor that in addition to the ten years they have already been together, they can expect another 68! That prompts them to … Continue reading

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Fighting for Life

Native Son by Richard Wright is a Top 150 novel published in 1940. It is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read. This story about a 20-year-old African-American man named Bigger Thomas living in the slums on … Continue reading

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I Want My Mommy

Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence is another novel on the Top 150 list. Published over a hundred years ago, it’s central theme is Oedipal complexes. The main characters are two sons being raised in their parents’ meager homes … Continue reading

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