2013 Reading: Swoop by Hailey Leithauser

Swoop: Poems by Hailey Leithauser Good poetry is usually edifying, but it isn’t always fun. I get the sense that this…

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2013 Reading: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown The…

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2013 Reading: The Civilized World by Susi Wyss

The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories by Susi Wyss Even if the author were not a friend of mine, I…

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2013 Reading: Death by Black Hole by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson This book was the September selection for my Reading…

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2013 Reading: Secure the Shadow by Claudia Emerson

Secure the Shadow: Poems by Claudia Emerson. I would have read this collection even if it weren’t a finalist for the…

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2013 Reading: Come August, Come Freedom by Gigi Amateau

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau In this book for younger…

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2013 Reading: Bones of an Inland Sea by Mary Akers

Bones of an Inland Sea by Mary Akers This is a wonderful collection of stories (linked thematically and with some character…

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2013 Reading: The First Man by Albert Camus

The First Man by Albert Camus Unquestionably, Camus was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 20th Century. The…

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2013 Reading: Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon

Snow Hunters: A Novel by Paul Yoon It’s not that I didn’t like this book. I did. It’s a short, quiet…

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2013 Reading: Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

Red Moon: A Novel by Benjamin Percy Great cover. But that’s pretty much where my fondness for this book ends. And…

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