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A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul

This was one of the Modern Library’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. I was reading my way through this list.

Published: 1979

Genre: fiction

Length: 278 pages

Setting: Mid-20th century Africa, somewhere north of Uganda Continue reading

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

This was our book club choice for the month. Although several people had read the book previously, I had never had the chance.

Published: 2001

Genre: fiction

Length: 319 pages

Font: Adobe Caslon

Setting: mostly the Pacific Ocean, but also India in the 1970s and Canada in the 1990s Continue reading

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The Burning by J.P. Seewald

This is a new publication (it comes out today!) from Annorlunda Books, a small press publisher. I received a free copy of the story to review, but my comments are my own opinion.

Published: 2017

Genre: short fiction

Length: 136 pages

Setting: a fictional version of Centralia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Continue reading

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The Killing Game by Iris Johansen

I needed a quick read and have enjoyed her books before so I decided to pick up the first book involving Eve my library had. I managed to find the second book.

Published: 1999

Genre: thriller

Length: 355 pages

Setting: Georgia, present day Continue reading

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Tenth of December by George Suanders

A friend gave me a copy of this book to read. I don’t usually read short story collections, but he seemed so passionate about the author and the stories that I was willing to try it. Since it is a short story collection, I’ll summarize each story and then give my overall impressions.

Published: 2013

Genre: fiction short stories, with occasional science fictional elements

Length: 251 pages

Font: Sabon

Setting: various present day settings in the U.S. Continue reading

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Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

This was one of the Modern Library’s top 100 novels of the century.

Published: 1971

Genre: literary fiction

Length: 569 pages

Setting: 1960s and probably early 1800s U.S. Continue reading

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Real Friends by Shannon Hale

I saw this on a list of graphic novels put out by CommonSense media and thought it would be a good one for the kids to read. And, once it’s in the house, I might as well read it too.

Artist: LeUyen Pham

Published: 2017

Genre: middle grade graphic novel fictionalized memoir

Length: 213 pages

Setting: Salt Lake City, 1979-1986 Continue reading

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