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    Have any of you read "The Art Of Racing In The Rain" by Garth Stein? 

     
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    I haven't, but I like the title.  Is it poetry?  Fiction?  

     
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    In response to Fondle's comment:

    I haven't, but I like the title.  Is it poetry?  Fiction?  



    It is a great story of a family told from the dog's perspective.   It was a New York Times

    best seller.  Google it, then scroll down to read the reviews.

     
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    In response to Fondle's comment:

    I haven't, but I like the title.  Is it poetry?  Fiction?  



    It is a great story of a family told from the dog's perspective.   It was a New York Times

    best seller.  Google it, then scroll down to read the reviews.




     

    Better yet, click on the Youtube interview with the author.

     
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    Almost done with Livy: The Rise of the Roman Empire, vol. 1-140.

    Quite an interesting and long read, especially as a contrast after seeing the way Gibbon describes The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire many centuries after the fact.

    Of course, one must take history with a peck of salt, if the author can switch from describing the way a particular battle played out to describing the yearly slew of prodigies (ie, "a shower of stones fell in this place; a raven split a holy stone with its beak here; a statute bled in this temple").....

    ...but interesting nonetheless.

     After Livy, I think it's time to bridge the gaps between him and Gibbon with Ceasar's account of the gallic war and the civil war, then a biography of ceasar, then biographies of Cicero (anthony everitt) and Augustus (everitt).

     

     

    Also, a detour with more Vonnegut, this time Galapagos. He's always witty and humorous.

     

     
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    I'm reading more Mary Ruefle, her new Trances of the Blast.  


    Best poems I've read in ages.  Should I post a sample?

     
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    Incredible read about one of Boston's unsolved mysteries, Mommy's A Mole: Unravelling the Joan Webster Murder & Other Secrets in a CIA Family.

    Insight into the legal and law enforcement system. Exposes the shades of corruption during Boston in the 1980s. It can happen to anyone. Get to know your public officials.

     

     

     
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    The Kept - James Scott


    The Returned - Jason Mott - Not much like the cheesy TV series. Characters/plot better-realized; poetic writing (Mott was a poet, first)


    Death of the Black-Haired Girl - An intriguing plot involving religion, if you can deal with Robert Stone's dense prose


    Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -- Rumi

     
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    "The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh" - Michael Chabon


     


     



     


    Def. one of my favorite authors.


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    In Search of Belief by Joan Chittister.

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    "Orange Is the New Black"  My Year In A Women's Prison, a memoir by Piper Kerman


    Well written and insightful...

     
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    "Orange Is the New Black"  My Year In A Women's Prison, a memoir by Piper Kerman

     

    Well written and insightful...

     

    Read it earlier this year! Loved it!


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    Just finished Sarah's Key, about an almost-forgotten roundup of children in Paris during the Holocaust. Saw the wonderful film adaptation last year. Fiction, based on the r/l history of the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942. Heartbreaking, but a good portrayal of some of the Righteous Gentiles in France.

    Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -- Rumi

     
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    http://www.michelleknightbook.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.michelleknightbook.com/

    Finding Me
    A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed
    A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

    Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world. 

      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-me-michelle-knight/1117891304?ean=9781602862562

     
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    I am reading The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta, a Belmont resident. (Because b.com always must say something like "Belmont's own" is why I cited his town). Got hooked on the series, so had to turn to the book.

     
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    I am also re-reading The Theban Hegemony, by John Buckler, a valuable history.

     

    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/293972?uid=3739696&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104001815371

     
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    I am reading Townies, Andre Dubus III's memoir about life without father.

     

    Next up - something Marcus Aurelius.

    Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -- Rumi

     
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    Detour to Stanislaw Lem - His Master's Voice

    I was impressed with Fiasco, by the same. He's a top notch sci-fi writer.

     
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    And since that was so interesting, now on to Solaris, also Stanislaw Lem

     
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