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The Address Book by Sophie Calle

Like you, I am a busy person, so I am always interested in ‘little’ books…and this is one! Measuring less than 5.5″ x 7.5″ and weighing in at 9 oz., the 104 page The Address Book tells an interesting story. In 1983, journalist Sophie Calle found a personal address book lost on a Paris Street. [...]

Skagboys by Irvine Welsh

One of my favorite authors is Irvine Welsh and he has just come out with a prequel to his classic work Trainspotting.  The prequel, Skagboys, is just as good and explains how Rent Boy, Spud, Sick Boy and some of the others became hooked on heroin in the first place.  I have read so many [...]

Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber

I read a great review in the NYT Book Review on Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber. They described it as a book of short stories about the relationships between mothers and daughters. That description is what initially drew me in, but after about the third story I realized it’s really more about how [...]

Kirby’s Way by Angie Klink

You can be right smack up against history every day without knowing it.  Especially the history of your own community.   Kirby’s Way by author Angie Klink tells the personal, social, and business history of Kirby and Caroline Risk and the company they built in Lafayette Indiana, Kirby Risk Electrical Supply.   From a larger perspective, it’s [...]

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

One of my coworkers gave The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb 5 stars on Goodreads, so I thought that I would pick it up and give it a try.  This book was a lot longer than I was expecting. It was a challenge, but I made it through all 20 audio discs, which [...]

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

I’ve followed William Joyce’s endeavors since he first broke into print with George Shrinks.  He is the cofounder of Moonbot Media, an animation and storytelling collective in Shrevesport, Louisiana and  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore  first appeared as a groundbreaking story app and then as the 2011 academy award winning short film [...]

Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick

Imagine being a 17 year boy in a small town in Wisconsin that the town wants to forget along with it’s past history of Nazis. That is the life the lead character in Draw the Dark, Christian Cage, has been living since he was 3 years old. Christian his whole life dreams of his parents [...]

13 Bullets by David Wellington

If you like your vampires to be mean killer monsters and not romantic figures pining away for relationships with humans, 13 Bullets by David Wellington is for you.  Forget any of the classic defensive weapons that you might think will protect you-daylight, crucifixes, etc-none of this will work on Wellington’s vampires.  If they have fed [...]

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