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    On the reading list

  • Kathy Allen

    great book!

  • Katie Harrison

    Books to read

  • Darcie Shively

    my favorite of the Man Booker Prize finalists 2011

  • Hannah Aultman

    Described as a "Coen Brothers film in novel form" by Joanna Goddard. AND, it starts in Oregon City.

  • Peter Sewell

    Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living–and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters–losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life–and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

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If reading isn't your thing, this is a great audio book voiced by the nerdy girl from the Goonies, who is now the mom on Raising Hope.

I must see if the library has this. The Birth House: A Novel (P.S.)

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Again...You to answer the question, "Why read?" Here it is. It grows your imagination. A imagination growing brings new creations to our world as well as allows a person to see solutions for their lives.--Theresa Jane

State of Wonder - In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity.

Amazing...just finished it and I think Esch and her brothers will be with me for a long time.

mentioned on, sounds interesting...

April BookEndz bookclub choice. I found this enlightening regarding everyday life in Nazi Germany. Parallels are seen in another set of lives, years later, in the American SW as a couple comes to grips with the man's job which requires rounding up and deporting illegal Mexican immigrants. Lots to think about.

Cloud Atlas: A Novel. This is one of the most interesting, well written books I've ever read. It's strange, but that is part of it's charm. It consists of a series of stories that are completely unrelated, and yet they each have a tie-in to the story before. The writing is amazing. It's hard to believe 1 author could have written all the styles represented. Check it out.