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Old 02-03-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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"1,000 White Women" was just a wonderful read. I wish I could find more books like it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just finished Brady Udall's "The Lonely Polygamist". Highly recommended, delightful book. A lovingly presented, lightly impious novel about an imperfect polygamist household in Utah. The author grew up as a Mormon, but the book has no in-your-face Mormon stuff, just a good, wry story about real people with real human strengths and weaknesses.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Lk. Michigan & Lk. Huron
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Just started reading ANNE of GREEN GABLES. Never have read a book like this & my oh my the girl from the orphanage who gets adopted talks up a storm, quite a talker, she loves to ramble on. I have no clue if she is going to be a chatter bug talker the book throughout, I'll soon find out. The girl reminds me of the children book I used to read to my kids when they were young " Pippi Longstocking. "
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
One of my all time favorites - hope you'll let us know how you like it.

I'm still kindle crazy here. Reading some short noir fiction currently. James M Cain and that sort of thing.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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One of my all time favorites - hope you'll let us know how you like it.
I loved it, and after reading that and The Sound and the Fury I am now officially a Faulkner fan.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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I loved it, and after reading that and The Sound and the Fury I am now officially a Faulkner fan.
Welcome to the club Can't help making a recommendation - that is to try Absalom, Absalom next. It includes a lot of narration by Quentin, from The Sound and the Fury - but even besides that connection it's just a wonderful, layered story.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Arthur & George by Julian Barnes.

Amazon.com: Arthur & George (9781400097036): Julian Barnes: Books
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I just picked up Sense of an Ending, but I'm not going to start yet because I'm fully invested in Catherine the Great and Age of Innocence.
Rin Tin Tin was one I had great hopes for because I liked Susan Orleans first book, The Orchid Thief. The first part was fabulous. We were told about Lee Duncan's background, how he acquired Rinty, his relationship and training of Rinty. Also, the parts about training and early moviemaking were very interesting. Subsequently, Orleans went on tangents that had nothing to with the story. When she started relating stories about every person who had come in contact with Rinty I stopped reading.

I have several books to read on the Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs era.
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