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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

This was a book I had on my shelf. I had read it in college and liked it enough to keep the book, but hadn’t reread it since college. I decided now was the time to reread the book since I can’t go to the library during the pandemic.

Published: 1974

Genre: nonfiction memoir

Length: 271 pages

Setting: the author’s house at Tinker Creek, Virginia, over a year

Summary: Short version: Dillard takes us through a year scrutinizing the natural world around her Continue reading

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Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

I was in the mood to read another Pulitzer Prize winner. I picked this one because it got me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.

Published: 1924

Genre: literature

Length: 430 pages

Setting: various locations (some fictional) in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. and a Caribbean island, early to mid 1900s

Summary: Short version: Dr. Arrowsmith tries to find a medical career he enjoys Continue reading

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Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener

This won a Pulitzer Prize and I’m trying to read more Pulitzer Prize winners this year.

Published: 1947

Genre: war fiction

Length: 384 pages

Setting: various small island in the South Pacific during WWII

Summary: Short version: Military life in the South Pacific during WWII Continue reading

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Now in November by Josephine Johnson

This was a Pulitzer Prize winner I chose to fill in a hole in my published year reading list. Too bad I forgot the Pulitzer is given out for a book published in the previous year.

Published: 1934

Genre: fiction

Length: 164 pages

Setting: a generic farm during the Depression

Summary: Short version: Life on a farm during the Depression and Dust Bowl Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

This won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 and was available as an ebook while I was waiting for some holds to come in.

Published: 1984

Genre: fiction

Length: 291 pages

Setting: London, England, 1980s

Summary: Short version: Two professors have affairs when traveling Continue reading

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Ironweed by William Kennedy

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

Published: 1983

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 227 pages

Setting: 1938 in Albany, NY

Summary: Short version: Life as an old homeless man Continue reading

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I needed a book to read and didn’t have my TBR list with me. So, I decided to wander the library. Sometimes I can’t find anything that looks appealing, but this book happened to catch my eye. I knew it had a lot of good buzz around it, but didn’t know much beyond it was a WWII story. I decided to take a chance and go in otherwise blind to the plot.

Published: 2014

Genre: historical fiction

Length: 531 pages

Setting: Germany and France, 1934-1945 with an epilogue Continue reading

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