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Identity

I have been wanting to read Swing Time by Zadie Smith for a long time. I am sorry to report I struggled to read only half of the novel and threw in┬áthe towel. Having read other books by Smith, I … Continue reading

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Nothing but the Truth

My Father & Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930’s Alabama by Joseph Madison Beck is the remarkable true story of the life of the author’s father, Foster Beck. An attorney in Alabama, Beck defended an African-American male … Continue reading

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Damnation

Light in August by William Faulkner was published in 1932 after his child was stillborn. It is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This is a depressing story written during the Great Depression. Not that Faulkner … Continue reading

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