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A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

After reading A Widow for One Year, I was convinced John Irving was one of the greatest authors of all time.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another of his novels.  A Prayer for Owen Meany received so many accolades, … Continue reading

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Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

Traditionally billed as a science fiction classic, Stranger in a Strange Land is more a social and political commentary, with the sci-fi part taking a back seat.  The story begins when Valentine Michael Smith, a human child born on Mars and … Continue reading

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Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

I think I have a love/hate relationship with the author Kurt Vonnegut.  With most of his books, I can appreciate the message and the angle with which he’s trying to relate it.  On the other hand, his absurdism is just … Continue reading

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Joy To The World by Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is a Catholic scholar and teacher, and I’ve greatly enjoyed some of his other books.  Joy to the World is a closer look at Jesus’s birth – both in terms of what is known historically and how His … Continue reading

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A Maggot by John Fowles

I really love John Fowles writing.  From the moment I open one of his books, I am transported willingly to wherever the author wants to take me.  For some reason, I waited a really long time to read this book.  … Continue reading

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Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

On the island of Nantucket in the 1660’s, a young girl named Bethia grows up in a Puritan household.  The daughter of a minister, Bethia has the opportunity to meet members of the Wampanoag tribe, and she develops a particular … Continue reading

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White Teeth by Zadie Smith

A satirical look at color and ethnicity in modern day London, White Teeth begins with two friends who meet during World War II.  One is Bengali (Samid) and the other a white Englishman (Archie).  They both end up marrying women … Continue reading

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