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Old 05.01.2019, 03:35 PM   #5541
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This was (unexpectedly?) SO GOOD. It's about the author's search for her family's history. Her parents came to Germany from the Ukraine as forced labourers during WW2, her mother killed herself when the author herself was very young. Her father lived a bunch longer, but he apparently didn't talk a lot about their family? So, one day the author googles her mother's name, makes a post on a message board, and WHAM! some guy emails her, and, for some reason, helps her research the family on her mother's side. SOMEHOW; they find SOME members of her family, but most of them have never met the author's mother. Very interesting family history. Through one relative, she comes into the possession of one of her aunt's diaries, so one part of the book is the reproduction of that diary. However, she doesn't find out much about her mother in that diary, since the aunt left the family very early to study in Odessa... Though the diary, the author finds out how her family got seperated in the war, though. Third part is the author's own memory of her mother and her own early life in germany. I THINK there is a book out about her father, too. Can't wait to get my hands on it!
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Old 05.01.2019, 04:02 PM   #5542
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• 1926: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
• 1928: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
• 1932: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
• 1937: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
• 1939: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
• 1940: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
• 1943: Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair
• 1945: A Bell for Adano by John Hersey
• 1947: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
• 1956: Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor
• 1958: A Death in the Family by James Agee
• 1961: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
• 1963: The Reivers by William Faulkner
• 1967: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
• 1968: The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
• 1972: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
• 1974: No award given[d]
• Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
• 1975: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
• 1976: Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
• 1977: No award given[e]
• A River Runs Through It by Norman MacLean
• Roots by Alex Haley (special Pulitzer Prize)
• 1980: The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
• 1982: Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
• 1983: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
• 1984: Ironweed by William Kennedy
• 1988: Beloved by Toni Morrison
• 1990: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
• 1991: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
• 1992: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
• 1994: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
• 1996: Independence Day by Richard Ford
• 1998: American Pastoral by Philip Roth
• 1999: The Hours by Michael Cunningham
• 2007: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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Old 05.01.2019, 04:35 PM   #5543
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Wow llduclo, that's truly impressive. SYG won't allow me to rep you for this post but know that I rep you.
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Old 05.04.2019, 05:15 PM   #5544
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Old 05.11.2019, 01:26 PM   #5545
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I have since added Stephen King's "IT" and "Feed" by Mira Grant.


Finished up "The Lost World" finally last night, and soon starting "Down and Out In The Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctrow.
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Old 05.11.2019, 03:48 PM   #5546
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Back when IT Chapter 1 was headed to theaters I wanted to revisit "IT" the novel, so I listened to the audiobook, but not the recent one that's read by Steven Webber, I listened to the original, which I found online to listen to.
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Old 05.11.2019, 03:50 PM   #5547
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Old 05.13.2019, 09:30 AM   #5548
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I finished BIG RED, a debut science fiction novel from a Dubliner, Damien Larkin. The publisher, dancing Lemur Press, sent me a review copy. The novel comes out tomorrow. https://rxttbooks.blogspot.com/2019/...e-fiction.html
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I bought two Wolfe books the other day at half Price. Citadel of Autarch, and another one I cannot recall.....

so, yes, I am gonna finish up Book of New Sun.....
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Old 05.14.2019, 11:06 AM   #5552
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Re-Reading James Ellroy's Black Dahlia

I don't know if I've ever read anyone who goes darker than Ellroy, in any genre.
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Re-Reading James Ellroy's Black Dahlia

I don't know if I've ever read anyone who goes darker than Ellroy, in any genre.

The darkest shit I ever read is Andrew Vacchs hard-boiled and brutal short stories.
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Good call. Vachss is definitely brutal. He's a bit too preachy for me but no question he gets dark.
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Did I mention I’m reading that “Blood and Fire” history of Westeros (Game of Thrones land)?

Well. I am.

It’s OK as methadone while I wait for Winds of Winter, but I wouldn’t recommend it to just anyone.
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Old 05.20.2019, 05:30 PM   #5560
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reading this because people have been hyping it so much....so I decided to read it. I am halfway trough now and I am kind of annoyed with it. It has loads of references to lots of bands like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Bikini Kill, etc., to hip books, movies.... But the references just seem like name dropping. It annoys me so much, because they really don't give anything to the story. I feel like the author will just seem very cool for knowing all of these bands. Can't wait to be done with this book.
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