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Book Review: Autumn Across America

Autumn Across America Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1956 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to follow … Continue reading

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Book Review: North with the Spring

North with the Spring Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1951 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Leben in Preußen

Leben in Preußen Noa, Wolfgang 1983, Aufbau Verlag, Berlin This was one of four East German books selected by S. for me in a second-hand bookshop in Berlin and sent hand by hand via a chain of personal acquaintances from … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lines We Leave Behind

The Lines We Leave Behind Graham, Eliza Lake Union Publishing, 2018   I was hesitant to choose this book from the October 2018 Amazon pre-release selection as something about the description just didn’t quite align with what I somehow thought … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atomic Farmgirl

Atomic Farmgirl Hein, Teri Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO, 2000 This was a bargain shelf find at Hastings in Waco and an excellent one at that.  The basic story is a memoir of a girlhood spent growing up on a farm … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jahrgang 1934

Jahrgang 1934 Kirsch, Hans-Christian Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1964 This book chronicles the development of possibly the most damaged generation in modern history, the Germans born in 1934.  The 14 stories, based loosely around the life of “Ken,” are individually very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fat City

Fat City Gardner, Leonard Original 1969, NYRB edition 2015 Set in Stockton, California in the late 1950’s, this book dives deep into the lives of two young men, one barely starting his adult life and the other, though only 29, … Continue reading

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