>The Secret to Success

> If you’re a book person, you’ve probably heard about a book called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by…

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>Truth or Something Like It by Curtis Smith

> Truth or Something Like It Curtis Smith Casperian Books, 2010 Sex. Murder. Drugs. Religion. Politics. This novel has it…

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>Gray Baby by Scott Loring Sanders

> Gray Baby Scott Loring Sanders Houghton Mifflin 2009 Although this is technically a “young adult” novel (like the author’s…

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>The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

>The CradlePatrick SomervilleLittle Brown 2009 Matt Bishop is on a quest. His pregnant wife, Marissa, insists that he find the…

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>Waltzing Cowboys by Sarah Collins Honenberger

>Waltzing CowboysSarah Collins HonenbergerCedar Creek Publishing 2008, $15.95 This engaging small novel has feet in two worlds. It begins in…

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>Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

>Let the Great World SpinColum McCannRandom House 2009 I’ve just finished this book, my first read of 2010. It’s a…

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>One Life to Give by Andrew Bienkowski with Mary Akers

>One Life to Give: A Path to Finding Yourself by Helping OthersAndrew Bienkowski, with Mary AkersThe Experiment, January 2010 Unlike…

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>The Art of Subtext by Charles Baxter

>The Art of Subtext: Beyond PlotCharles BaxterGraywolf, 2007 If you’re a writer, you’ll find this book useful. Even if you’ve…

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>Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

>Inherent ViceThomas PynchonThe Penguin Press, 2009 When I first read Gravity’s Rainbow, I was blown away, probably because I’d never…

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>The Humbling by Philip Roth

>The HumblingPhilip RothHMH 2009 What to make of this very dark little book? I confess that I haven’t been keeping…

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