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  • Japanese Internment – 2 Recent Novels

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetJamie FordBallantine, 2009 TallgrassSandra DallasSt. Martin’s, 2007 I’ve been thinking about Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Tallgrass a lot lately due to HBO’s mini-series The Pacific.  Years ago I… Read More ›

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  • One Book, One Twitter

    If you haven’t participated in a One Book, One _____ [insert your city/town/school name] event yet, you’ve probably heard of the movement.  Usually its a city or organization that chooses one book that everyone reads.  The idea is to draw… Read More ›

  • South of Broad by Pat Conroy

    South of BroadPat ConroyNan A. Talese, 2009 **out in paperback May 4, 2010** I love Pat Conroy’s novels.  The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and Beach Music are among my favorite novels.  But I also think Conroy is a… Read More ›

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Selections from His WritingsBenjamin Franklin, 1706-1790Introduction by Henry Steele CommagerIllustrations by Thomas Hart BentonRandom House, 1944Series: The Illustrated Modern Library The other day I was in the library looking for Grant’s Memoirs, which was… Read More ›

  • Millennium Trilogy Madness

    Title: The Girl Who Played with FireAuthor: Stieg LarssonTranslator: Reg Keeland Publisher: Vintage Crime, 2010Originally published by Norstedt, 2006 It’s official: I’ve contracted a case of Millennium Trilogy Madness.  I had a copy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo… Read More ›

  • Listen to Joe Hill reading from Horns

    The Writers’ Block is a weekly podcast where writers read their work from KQED Public Media in Northern California.  I subscribe to it through iTunes.  This week’s guest is Joe Hill and you can listen to him read the beginning… Read More ›

  • Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek

    Title: TherapyAuthor: Sebastian FitzekTranslator: Sally-Ann SpencerPublisher: St. Martin’s, 2009Originally published in Germany as Die Therapie by Knaur, 2006 Wow.  Talk about a page turner! I came across this book by way of Euro Crime, an information packed blog devoted to… Read More ›