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Old 10-29-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I was reading the "Irish" thread and these three American authors with Irish surnames came to mind.

Ironweed (William Kennedy)
Angela's Ashes and 'Tis (Frank McCourt)
Charming Billy (Alice MacDermott)

Shipping News (E. Annie Proux)

I dont' know about love forever, but I just Walter Moseley's Forgotten Son and couldn't put it down.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Just checking: Did you mean "Fortunate Son" by Mosley? Or does he have yet another book called Forgotten Son? Thanks.


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I was reading the "Irish" thread and these three American authors with Irish surnames came to mind.

Ironweed (William Kennedy)
Angela's Ashes and 'Tis (Frank McCourt)
Charming Billy (Alice MacDermott)

Shipping News (E. Annie Proux)

I dont' know about love forever, but I just Walter Moseley's Forgotten Son and couldn't put it down.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Just checking: Did you mean "Fortunate Son" by Mosley? Or does he have yet another book called Forgotten Son? Thanks.
Yes, I meant "Fortunate Son" and I spelled his name wrong too boot. I'm starting on the Easy Rawlins series soon.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: California
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So Thanksgiving and Christmas is around the corner,I am thinking of a gift, Which is a great book for a child,something that they can read over and over?
There are so many of them,Just today,I went to Barnes & Noble,not sure what to get. Any ideas?
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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So Thanksgiving and Christmas is around the corner,I am thinking of a gift, Which is a great book for a child,something that they can read over and over?
There are so many of them,Just today,I went to Barnes & Noble,not sure what to get. Any ideas?
I'm not sure how young your kids are but perhaps How the Grinch Stole Christmas? If not that, how about a stack of Playboys? I read them over and over many times. The articles are great!
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Waupun, Wisconsin
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So Thanksgiving and Christmas is around the corner,I am thinking of a gift, Which is a great book for a child,something that they can read over and over?
There are so many of them,Just today,I went to Barnes & Noble,not sure what to get. Any ideas?
How old is the child? The first book that got me interested in actually reading (as opposed to listening to the story being read) was "The Witches' Bridge" - though I see it is now retitled "The Mystery of the Witches' Bridge". The book that hooked me on reading a couple of years later was "The Lord of the Rings". Since then I've read it more than 25 times which definitely qualifies as the book that I absolutely love forever and can't put down, just to tie this back to the original subject
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: California
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I'm not sure how young your kids are but perhaps How the Grinch Stole Christmas? If not that, how about a stack of Playboys? I read them over and over many times. The articles are great!
too funny! Actually that is something that you can read over and over,never thought about that,great for guys!
Well,kids 12 and under
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, absolutely beautiful. It's everything you want out of a good read, plus it makes you want to say "Cease, cows, life is short!" in public.
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