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Thawing Ice

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. It is another of the novels on the Top 150 list. In it, we find a timid man named Quoyle who has a philandering … Continue reading

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Family Fodder

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good by Kathleen Flinn is a recently published memoir which touched my heart.  In this novel, the Midwestern rooted author shares the stories of her family’s joys and sorrows.  Raised on a rural farm in … Continue reading

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His Father’s Son

Bad Ground by Quintin Overocker is a wonderful novel about a 41-year-old man with alcoholic parents. The main character, Dan drinks too much as well and lives a solitary life in the small Illinois town where he grew up. Dan, … Continue reading

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