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August 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

Only five books read in August, but they totaled 1,930 pages because I finished the chunkster Dune: House Harkonnen. Only one more prequel …

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Monday Mini Reviews

Absalom’s Daughters by Suzanne Feldman (source: publisher) “Half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American South.” …

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Sunday Salon

Doing // Tomorrow I start my fall semester of teaching after taking a week off. I’ve added some beginner clarinet and saxophone, …

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Dear Mr. You by Mary-Louise Parker

  Mary-Louise Parker’s memoir Dear Mr. You is surprisingly literary. These vignettes (written in letter format) feel like interconnected short stories—so much so, that I felt compelled …