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Sept 9,  Mary Hannah Coulter Wendell Berry 6:30 - for dinner at Lake House
Oct 8 Carolyn People of the Book Geraldine Brooks 9/30 - Brooks speaks at Temple Beth El
Nov 12 Jeanne Title Author  
Dec 8 Lane Title Author  
Jan 13 Lindsey Title Author  
Feb 10  Anna Title Author In NYC w/ Adelia, too?
Mar 10 Judy Title Author  
Apr 14 Karen Title Author  
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June 9 Darcy Title Author  
July 14 Burch Title Author  

 


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2008

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Daniel Mendelsohn  (non-fic, 2007)
Playing the Enemy
: Nelson Mandela & the game that made a nation, J. Carlin  (non-fic, 2008)
Love Marriage
, by V. V. Ganeshananthan  (fic, 2008)

The Secret
Scripture
, by Sebastian Barry  (fic, 2008)
The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, by Sebastian Barry (fic, 1990)
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ismael Beah (non-fic, 2007)

 

Ian Rutledge Mysteries, series by Charles Todd (mom and son authors)
Maisie Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear - an author like Pat Barker
The Life Class, by Pat Barker, artists in WWI
Resistance, Anita Shreve - futuristic novel
The People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks - find Spanish Haggada from 1450
The Salaryman's Wife, by Sujata Massi, one of a mystery series - Japanese culture
Books set in Japan by Laura Joh Rowland, set in Edo
Mysteries by Ellis Peters
The Samuari's Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama, set in 1930's Chinese invasion of Japan
Molokai, by Alan Brennart, 1890's - girl sent to Molokai learns her culture

 

 

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle  Haruki Murakami (fiction,  1997)
After Dark, Haruki Murakami (fiction,  2007)
My Life So Far, Jane Fonda
Birds Without Wings, Louis de Bernieres

2007

Movies:
    Breach (stalking a U.S. counter spy), 
    Walk Hard (comedy - John C. Reilly as a musical legund), 
    Romance and Cigarettes working class (down and dirty musical), 
    Keeping Mum (comedy-crime),  
    Mr. Bean's Holiday (goofy but sophisticated), 
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (paralyzed editor can communicate with left eye only.), 
    The Kite Runner (Afghan boy and servant grow up as brothers - true to the book).
    
On Chisel Beach, Ian McEwan, 2007
Atonement notes: Movie in war scene "Power of Shadows", 1938 romantic nihilist movie.
    Redemptive power of art.  Art creates illusions to enable you to live with life.

New York Times 100 notable books of 2007

Coconut Rum Cake recipe
Tuscany Manse Link 

Montana 1948, by Larry Watson.    

For short books that read like poetry: 
    Lover, by Marguerite Duras, 
    Jazz, by Toni Morrison and 
    Tracks, by Louise Erdrich.  
 Movies:
The Jane Austin Book Club 
Julie Taymor's Across the Universe

 

The Glass Castle  Jeannette Walls (memoir,  2005). kids survive quirky dysfunctional parents

The Echo Maker, Richard Powers (Winner of National Book Award)

Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky (2005, 2 novellas., PB) Written in WWII France in 1940's   

All Passions Spent, Vita Sackville-West

 

2006


Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
, Barack Obama

All Passions Spent, Vita Sackville-West

 

Triangle, Katherine Weber, 2006, Historical Fiction

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason,  Sam Harris, indictment of religion
Eat the Document,  Dana Spiotta, 60's fugitive - aging, with a son, still underground. 
Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky (2005, 2 novellas., PB) Written in WWII France in 1940's
Animals in Translation: Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, Temple Grandin (2005, NFic, PB)
My Life So Far, Jane Fonda (Autobiography, 2006, PB)
1,000 White Women
, Jim Fergus (Hist novel, 1999, PB) Woman's journal as wife of Chief. 
Family Matters, Rohinton Mystry (2003, fict., PB) Novel set in Bombay 1990's.

A Fine Balance
, Rohinton Mistry (1996, PB,), 4 people in India's 1975 state of emergency.
Favorites about India by William Dalrymple:

City of Djinns, William Dalrymple (1993, PB) History of India through archit.
In Xanadu, William Dalrymple (2000, PB, Non-Fic)
The Age of Kali: Indian Travels, William Dalrymple (2000, Non-Fic.  PB)

Favorites by Nadine Gordimer:

Burger's Daughter, Gordimer (1980, PB) So. African woman revolutionary.
Conservationist, Gordimer (1983, PB, ) Transvaal landowner's empty life.
July's People, Nadine Gordimer (1982, fict., PB) Black and White in So. Africa

Favorite Short Stories:

Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
The Magic Mountain
, by Thomas Mann
The Rocking Horse Winner
, by D.H. Lawrence
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
, by Mark Twain
A Worn Path, by Eudora Welty
Silent Snow, Secret Snow
, by Conrad Aiken
Big Blonde
, by Dorothy Parker
Appointment in Samarra
, by John O'Hara
Butterfield 8,
by John O'Hara
Rich as Stink,
by Alice Munro (Love of a Good Woman)

USA, by Dos Pasos
Light in August
,
by William Faulkner
Accordion Crimes
, by Annie Proulx

Favorite Mystery Authors (the ones I caught):

Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time (British & American) Check it out.
PD James
 (The Lighthouse, The Murder Room, Cover Her Face)

Dorothy Sayers (The Nine Tailors)

Georges Simenon (Maigret books)

Anne Perry murderess (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, Inspector Monk)

Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfile)

Dirk Francis

Colin Dexter (Inspector Morse)

Caleb Carr (The Alienist)

Elizabeth Chefwaller (Lane, couldn't find-correct spelling?)

Minette Walters (The Ice House)

Alexander McCall Smith (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)

The Lighthouse  
.Bird Without Wings  
When We Were Orphans
  

The Shadow of the Wind
  Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Fiction,  2001). Compelling mystery about a recluse author, a boy and evil.  Set in Barcelona, 1939.
The Ha-Ha  Dave King (Fiction,  2005).  Boy changes life of disabled Vietnam vet.
The Time Traveler's Wife  Audrey Niffenegger (Fiction,  2003). Her husband gets routinely, involuntarily whisked into another time
Bangkok 8  John Burdett (Mystery,  2002) The only clean cop in Bangkok investigates his partner's murder. Voyeuristic peek at Bangkok's sex trade.
The Economy of Prestige
: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value, James F. English, Jr. 
Rereadings:
Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love, Anne Fadiman (Editor) 
Birds without Wings, by Louis de Bernieres, the author of Corelli's Mandolin.
The Shame of the Nation:
The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, Jonathan Kozol.  
The Magician's Assistant, by Ann Patchett  Better than Bel Canto?

2005

Place on Earth, Wendell Berry (read the hard copy)
Light on Snow, Anita Shreve
Name All the Animals: A Memoir, Alison Smith
Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves Camille Peri, Kate Moses
Her Sister's Keeper

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson, Fiction, 2004.  Pulitzer, Preacher writes about his life.
Madame Sarah, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Biography, 1989.  Sarah Burnhardt.
White Bird Flying, Bess Streeter Aldrich, 1988.  Granddaughter inherits literary aspirations.

The Known World,  Edward P. Jones (Historical Fiction,  2003).  Pulitzer.  Black slave owners.  
The Ha-Ha
Dave King  (Fiction, 2005).  Boy comes to live with a Vietnam vet who can't talk.  

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
,  
Mark Haddon '02,
Autistic boy solves crime
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American RomanticismMegan Marshall


Brunelleschi's Dome Ross King, Non-Fiction, 2000, Renaissance genius reinvents architecture
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult, Fiction, 2004.  Child conceived as bone-marrow match for sister
The Spiral Staircase: My climb out of Darkness, Karen Armstrong, Non-Fiction, 2004.  
A Round-Heeled Woman
, Jane Juska, (Non-Fiction, 1998)  At 76, she places ad for late-life sex.

The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst.  2004 Booker.
The Philosopher's Demise
: Learning French Richard Watson, 2003.  He can't learn it - witty.
The Ha-Ha Dave King, 2005.  War-damaged man cares for boy and opens up to world again.

Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life Carolyn Moorehead  Bio of Martha Gellhorn
Between Silk and Cyanide
:A Codemaker's War
, Leo Marks. Head of Brit code-breaking WWII
Runaway: Stories, Alice Munro
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble & Coming of Age in the Bronx Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, Jacques Steinberg.

2004

Friday Night Lights: A Town a Team and a Dream H.G Bissinger.  High school football

The 9/11 Commission Report, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, (Report, 2004)  
Property, Valerie Martin, (Fiction, 2003)  Woman slaveholder in the South.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clark, (Fiction, 2004)  Magic in 1800's England.
The Rule of Four, Ian Caldwell, (Mystery, 2004)  Erudite puzzle-book set at Princeton.
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim: Essays, David Sedaris (Humor, 2004)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon (Fiction, 2000) 1940-50's NY.
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder  (Biography, 2003) Dr. Paul Farmer cures the world


Human Voices, Penelope Fitzgerald, (Fiction, 1999)  The BBC during WWII.
Little Saint, Hannah Green, (Spiritual journey, 2000)  Written in ecstasy in Conques, France.

Madame Secretary, Madeleine K. Albright, (Autobiography, 2003)  Her story.
Founding Mothers: The women who raised our nation, Cokie Roberts (Non-Fiction, 2004). 
Living History, Hillary Clinton, (Non-Fiction, 2003).
The Namesake
, Jhumpa Lahiri (Fiction, 2003) 
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, (Fiction, 2003)    
The Peppered Moth, Margaret Drabble, (Fiction, 2001)    

The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson (Historical Fiction, 2002). 1890 Chicago World's  Fair. 

Bronze Bow
, Elizabeth George Speare (Fiction, 1997). Avenging father's death by crucifixion.

The Big House:
A Century - American Summer Home
, George Howe Colt (Non-Fiction, 2003).

Letters to a Young Therapist
, Mary Pipher, (Non-Fiction, 2003).  Sound life wisdom.
A Mighty Heart
, Mariane Pearl, (Non-Fiction, 2003).  The search for Danny Pearl in Pakistan.

2003

Iron and Silk, Mark Salzman, (Non-Fiction, 1987).  English teacher in post-cultural rev. China.
Rivertown
, author? A foreigner in China.
Three Junes
, Julia Glass, (Fiction, 2002)  Bonds of a complicated Scottish famly.
Blessings
, Anna Quindlen, (Fiction, 2002).  What makes a child legitimate or illigitimete?
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Like of Gertrude Bell
, Janet Wallach, (Non-Fiction, 1998)
Life of Pi
, Yann Martel, (Fiction, 2001) Young castaway on high seas.
The Fortress of Solitude
, Johathan Lethem, (Fiction, 2003) 1970's boy is Brooklyn pioneer.

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl
, Fannie Flagg, (Fiction, 1998)  Rising TV star has a past.
Desert Queen
, Janet Wallach, (Non-Fiction, 1996)  Gertrude Bell and founding of Iraq.
Magdalene, Marita Conlon-McKenna, (Fiction, 2001)  
A
Parcel of Patterns, Jill Paton Walsh, (Fiction, 1992)  How the plague came to a 1665 village.
The Human Stain, Philip Roth, (Fiction, 2000)  NE Professor keeps a 50 yr. old secret.
Eva Moves the Furniture, Margot Livesey, (Fiction, 2001) Invisible visitors haunt Eva- WWII.

Eight
, Katherine Neville, (Fiction, 1990)  Mysterious chess set touches lives thru history.
Why Is It Always About You?, Sandy Hotchkiss, (Non-Fiction, 2002)  Surviving a narcissist.
The Fox and the Hedgehog, Isaiah Berlin, (Non-Fiction, 1993)  Tolstoy's view of history.

The Da Vinci Code
, Dan Brown, (Fiction, 2003)  Fast-pace mystery
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, Thad Carhart, (Fiction, 2003)  
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson, (Fiction, 2003)  Northern Ontario - sibling rivalry.

Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney, (Non-Fiction, 1999)  
Into the Buzzsaw, Kristina Borjesson, editor, (Non-Fiction, 2002)  Myth of the Free Press
Inventing Wonderland, Jackie Wullschlager,  (Non-Fiction , 1995)  Writing Alice, Pan, Pooh

The Professor and the Madman,  Simon Winchester, (Non-Fiction, 1998)  Insanity & the OED.
John Adams,  David McCullough, (Biography, 2001)  2002 Pulitzer.

Greene on Capri: A Memoir  Shirley Hazzard,  (Non-Fiction, 2000)  Graham Greene.

Mrs. Bridge  Even S. Connell,  (Fiction, 1990)  Solid citizens of modern American society.
Family Matters  Rohinton Mistery,  (Fiction, 2001)  Parkinson's impacts family in Bombay. 
Great Neck  Norman Cousins,  (Fiction, 2003)  1960's kids grow up.
The Thief Lord  Cornelia Funke, (Fiction, 2001) For young adults.
The Bush Dyslexicon,  Mark Crispin Miller,  (Non-Fiction, 2001)  Humor - Bush misspeaks.

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women  Geraldine Brooks, (Non-Fiction, 1994) 
A Fine Balance  Rohinton Mistry,  (Fiction, 2000)  Four flee India's 1975 civil emergency. 
Anatomy of an Illness  Norman Cousins,  (Non-Fiction, 1981)  As perceived by the patient.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage  Alice Munro,  (Stories, 2001)  Great.
On Writing  Stephen King,  (Non-Fiction, 2000)  A master storyteller shares secrets.
Wild Swans: three daughters of China,  Jung Chang, (Non-fiction, 1991)  3 generations. 

2002

The Conquerors  Michael Beschloss,  (Non-Fiction, 2002)  Roosevelt, Truman mold Germany.
Embers,  Sandor Marai,  (Fiction, 2001)  Reunion reveals end of Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Bridget Jones's Diary,  Helen Fielding,  (Fiction, 1996)  30-ish single woman.
Montana 1948,  Larry Watson,  (Fiction, 1995)  Conflict between family loyalty and justice.

A Month in the Country,  J.L. Carr,  (Fiction, 2000)  Recovering from WWI.
Austerlitz,
  Winfried Georg Sebald,  (Fiction, 2001)  Man's identity crisis from childhood void. 
Empire Falls,
  Richard Russo,  (Fiction, 2001)  Decaying mill town in Maine.
The Third Man,
  Best movie of all time.  (Movie, 1949) Classic film noir - post WWII Vienna.

The Partly Cloudy Patriot,  Sarah Vowell,  (Essays, 2002)  Sardonic commentary, history.
The Piano Tuner,
  Daniel Philippe Mason,  (Fiction, 2002)  Mysterious Burma in 1886.
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich,  (Non-Fiction, 2001) 
Class Action,
  Bingham Laura, Leedy Gansler,  (Non-Fiction, 2002)  Sexual harass.  in  mines.
Back When We Were Grown-ups,  Anne Tyler, (Fiction, 2001)  Suburban nightmare. 
The Week,  Weekly news magazine - Digest of international and US press. 
Subscribe.
White Teeth,
  Zadie Smith,  (Fiction, 2000)  Erudite comedy about culture-clash in Britain.  

Oleander Jacaranda,
  Penelope Lively,  (Memoir, 1994)  Portrait of a childhood in Egypt.  
Fortunate Son,  J. H. Hatfield & William Wimsatt,  (Biography, 1999 or 2001)  George W. Bush 

A Beautiful Mind,  Sylvia Nasar,  (Biography, 1998)  John Nash,  math genius, schizophrenic.  
Bee Season
,
  Myla Goldberg,  (Fiction, 2000)  Gaining renown as the spelling bee champ.
Bad Blood: A Memoir
,
  Lorna Sage,  (Autobiography, 2000)  Growing up in postwar Wales
Bel Canto,  Ann Patchett,  (Fiction, 2001)  Hostages mesmerized by opera's famed soprano.

No Great Mischief,  Alistair MacLeod  (Fiction, 2000)  Haunted by a Scottish mythic past.
A Heart of Stone,  Renate Dorrestein (Fiction, 2001)  Ghosts of her Amsterdam childhood.
The Emperor of Ocean Park,  Stephen L. Carter (Fiction, 2002)  African-American society.

In the Fall,  Jeffrey Lent,  (Non-fiction, 2000)  Post Civil War to Great Depression.

Breath, Eyes, Memory
,
  Edwidge Danticat,  (Fiction, 1998)  Girl back to Haiti.    Hartford Book
While I Was Gone
,  Sue Miller, (Fiction, 2000)  Woman leaves marriage in 1968. 
A Year by the Sea: thoughts of an unfinished woman,  Joan Anderson (Fiction, 2000)  
Last Time They Met,  Anita Shreve  (Fiction, 2002) passionate relationship - only 3 times
Don't Lets Go To The Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood,  Alexandra Fuller (Memoir, 2001)
Uncle Tungsten,  Oliver Sacks, (Non-fiction, 2001)  Sack's childhood - a scientific memoir.
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell. (Non-Fiction, 2000). How the world changes.
Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond. (Science, 1997), Pulitzer. Why humans flourished.
Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Non-Fiction, 1955). Love and contentment.

The Death of Vishnu,  Manil Suri, (Fiction, 2000)  Houseboy in modern-day India. 
What Went Wrong?
:
Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response, Bernard Lewis, (Fiction, 2000)  
Strangers in the House:
Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine,  Raja Shehadeh, Non-fiction, 2001)   
The Mustard Seed Versus McWorld: Reinventing Life & Faith. Tom Sine, (Non-fiction, 1999)
Circles:  Fifty Round-Trips through History, Technology, Science, Culture, James Burke, (Non-fiction, 2000) 
The Metaphysical ClubA story of ideas in America.  Louis Menand, (Non-fiction, 2001) 
Disobedience,  Jane Hamilton, (Fiction, 2001)  17 yr-old discovers mom's affair. 
Fall on Your Knees,  Ann-Marie MacDonald, (Fiction, 2002)  Troubled Nova Scotia family.. 
We Were the Mulvaneys,  Joyce Carol Oates, (Fiction, 2001)  Rise & fall of American family. 
Border Crossing,  Pat Barker, (Fiction, 2001)   Boy murderer and psychologist. 
Home at the End of the World,  Michael Cunningham, (Fiction, 1990)  Guys & girl form triangle 

Tibet: Through the Red Box,  Peter Sis, (Non-fiction, 1998)  a father's diary - lost in Tibet.

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages,  Phyllis Rose, (Non-fiction, 1984)
Interpreter of Maladies
, Jhumpa Lahiri, (Fiction, 1999)  Short stories - first book.
Elegy for Iris
: A Memoir, John Bayley, (Non-fiction, 1999)  Iris Murdoch's husband writes.
Rising to the Occasion,
a Practical Companion
, Edith Hazard  & Wallace Pinfold, (Non-fiction, 2001)  How do do almost everything.
The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan, (Non-fiction, 2001)  Plants-eye view of the world.

2001

Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje, (Autobiography, 1993)  Back to Ceylon. 
Hormones and the Mind, Edward L. Klaiber, (Health, 2001)  Custom hormones for women. 
Something by Deborah Tannen  Men, women and language.

Daughter of Fortune
, Isabel Allende. (Fiction, 1999)
http://www.iconn.org/  
Connecticut Digital Library -CT Education Network text & databases. 

Paris to the Moon
, Adam Gopnik, (Non-fiction, 2000)  Paris dissected. 

The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleHaruki Murakami, (Fiction, 1998)  
Word Freak
Stefan Fatsis, (Non-fiction, 2001)  The world of serious scrabble players.
The Lost Life
Claire Massu, ()  
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
Barbara Vine, (Fiction, 1999)  
How To Be Good
Nick Hornby, (Fiction, 2001)  
Ladder of Years
Anne Tyler, (Fiction, 1997)  
Hotel Du Lac
Anita Brookner, (Fiction, 1995)  
To The Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf, (Fiction, 1920?)  

The Gold Bug Variations
,
Richard Powell, (Fiction, 1994)
The Fall of a Sparrow,
Robert Hellenga , (Fiction 1998)  Man in Italy after daughter dies
The Sixteen Pleasures, Robert Hellenga, (Fiction, 1994)  Sexual awakening of a young woman
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
, Kate Atkinson  (fiction, 1997)  Generations
Conditions of Faith, Alex Miller (Fiction, 2000) 1920's in Paris, Tunisia  
Mark Twain And His World
, Justin Kaplan, (non-Fiction, 1974). Out-of-print. 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
, Dave Eggers. (non-fiction, 2000) Raising an 8 year-old brother 
The Map of Love
, Ahdaf Soueif (fiction, 2000) Romantic epic-Egypt

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 
Jane Jacobs,  (non-fiction, 1961) 
see review.
Images and Shadows
: Part of a Life, Iris Origo, (autobiography, 1970). Modern aristocracy.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman (non-fiction, 1998), Hmong clash.
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie, (fiction, 1981) (Indian independence)
The Conservationist , Nadine Gordimer, (fiction, 1975) (portrait of an Afrikaner industrialist)

Headlong, Michael Frayn (fiction, 1999)
Tulip Fever, Deborah Moggach, (fiction, 2000)
Jerusalem the Golden, Margaret Drabble (fiction, 1967)
The Millstone, Margaret Drabble (fiction, 1965)
Ahab's Wife, or, The Star-Gazer, Sena Jeter Naslund, (fiction, 1999)
Under a Wing: A Memoir, Reeve Lindbergh (memoir, 1998)
House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III (fiction, 1999)

Magician of the Modern, Eugene Gaddis, (Non-Fiction, 2000)  Chic Austin and the arts in US
The Blind Assassin
, Margaret Atwood, (fiction, 2000)
Body and Soul
In the Fall, Jeffery Lent (legacy of slavery), (fiction, 2000)
July's People, Nadine Gordimer, (race relations in South Africa), (fiction, 1982)

The Road from Coorain , Jill Ker Conway, (growing up on a sheep station), (memoir, 1989)
Remembering Babylon, David Malouf, (13 yr-old castaway in Australia), (fiction, 1993)
A Month in the Country, James Lloyd Carr, (WWI vet renews faith), (fiction, 1983)
The Eye of the Storm, Patrick White, (family love and hatred), (fiction,1988) 73 Pulitzer.

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