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Golden Hill

Posted February 27, 2018

The perfect read for former English Lit majors, Golden Hill is a highly original tale of early American politics, social manners and social justice, written in mid- 18th century vernacular.  This is a challenge at first, but your ear and eye wil…

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The help

Posted August 31, 2016

Readers who like Southern fiction will enjoy debut novelist Kathryn Stockett's The Help. Set in the south during the early days of the Civil Rights movement, Stockett tells the stories of several Southern women, drawing striking parallels and social …

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Fates and Furies

Posted March 2, 2016

For me, what started as a beautifully written portrait  of upper middle class marriage among New York’s literati has just ended with a plot line akin to Gone Girl. Groff has modeled her approach on Evan S. Connell’s Mr. Bridge and Mr…

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Bull Mountain

Posted February 4, 2016

Panowich- a full-time firefighter by day- has crafted a well-written debut that reads like Sons of Anarchy set amidst the Georgia high country.  The Burroughs clan has fought hard to maintain their legacy of independence and freedom on Bull…

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Homer & Langley : a novel

Posted November 9, 2009

The A&E show Hoarders has nothing on New York's famed Collyer brothers, eccentric recluses from a prominent family who collected anything and everything over a thirty-year period.  Renowned American author E.L. Doctorow fictionalizes the liv…

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