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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

The summer of 1961 was a memorable one for 13 year old Frank Drum.  It’s Minnesota, and Twins are playing for the first time. More importantly, that summer, people are turning up dead in Frank Drum’s small town of New … Continue reading

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Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Oh, what can I say about Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian?  It’s about a violent way of life on the Texas-Mexico border during the 1850’s; more specifically about a 14 year old boy, “the kid,” and his bloody adventures as he journeys … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

There are few modern writers as talented as Tom Wolfe, who manages to create his own style, in addition to a depth of thought and characters, while writing in a vernacular understandable to his readers.  In fact, after reading The Right … Continue reading

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The Lady In Blue by Javier Sierra

A thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, The Lady in Blue centers on the mysterious appearances of a religious apparition going back to the 17th century and leading up to the present day.  The mysterious lady first appeared to … Continue reading

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Batboy by Matthew McGough

In 1991, 16 year old Matthew McGough took a long shot and wrote 15 letters to George Steinbrenner and other members of the New York Yankees management.  It paid off big when the following spring, he was sitting in the … Continue reading

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The House At Riverton by Kate Morton

Kate Morton’s debut novel, The House at Riverton, is a gothic mystery set in England between the world wars.  The main character, Grace Bradley, is a servant in the house, and the story of what happened to the Hartford family’s daughters … Continue reading

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The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock

The book opens in 1947, when Jim Harrison, a test-pilot for the Air Force, is on his way to breaking the sound barrier.  The novel continues to chronicle Harrison’s life (and more specifically his marriage) with the background of the … Continue reading

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