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My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir

Turner’s choice to approach his own story in a way that transcends political narratives, transcends his war, and even transcends himself, makes his memoir exceptional.

A Bad Character: A novel

Overfreighted with the angst of youth, this novel is at its most impressive in its impressionistic evocation of a dazzling, dangerous cityscape.


The ultimate and undeniably cerebral pleasure of Outline is it nudges you into being a more attentive reader and listener, more alert to the cracks in sentences and the messier realities that words can only try to contain.

Bonita Avenue: A Novel

Buswalda tells the story in a seesaw fashion that gives away what happens and then goes back to tell you how it happens.

88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

A catalog of occasional victories and constant missteps that is eye-opening, illuminating and maddening.

The Jaguar's Children: A Novel

An eloquent literary dissection of the divide between the United States and Mexico.

A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

A moving family history researched with dedication and completed with a granddaughter's love.

I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

A stimulating intellectual interaction with lots of heart.

SFFWorld : Wolves by Simon Ings (January 29, 2015)

Wolves is an example of the very best of modern science fiction literature, set in a vision of the near future which is both disturbingly plausible and surreal.

Moth and Spark: A Novel

Ir you are looking for something to satisfy your high fantasy or dragon withdraws, you might feel like you are missing something but it’s worth a read for the love story!

Maximum Exposure

I liked all of the different storylines that were happening besides Daisy and Ben’s, from their family to the rest of the newspaper’s staff as they kept up my interest throughout.

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film

Oswalt’s first book, the best-seller “Zombie Spaceship Wasteland,” was a grab bag of comic essays, some autobiographical, some conceptual, some disposable. “Silver Screen Fiend” has a through-line of sorts, but it bends around some wide detours, mostly involving the comedian’s formative years onstage.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Fuller unravels her feelings in an exquisite meditation on what it means to be alone — on the courage it can inspire, as well as the sometimes undeniable sense of sorrow.

Secrets of the Lighthouse: A Novel

This book is fantastic and I would highly recommend it – just make sure you have tissues at the ready!

Island of Ghosts

The humor is something I hadn’t anticipated yet which I enjoyed immensely.

Me, Myself and Why?

This certainly isn’t a typical anything – not a cozy mystery, not a contemporary romance. It doesn’t quite fit into any one specific category – which is utterly refreshing.

SFFWorld : Farside by Ben Bova (January 24, 2015)

Although I enjoyed Farside a lot, I can see why many more recent converts to SF wouldn’t be impressed with its old-school tone and style.