The End of Absence

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ISBN: 9781591846932
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Published: Current - August 7th, 2014

My children will not remember what the world was like without the Internet. They won't then know what has been lost. Michael Harris simply calls it absence. A combination of brain science, cultural history and personal reflection, The End of Absence is fascinating reading for those concerned about a world of constant connectedness. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

Levels of Life

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ISBN: 9780345806581
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Published: Vintage - July 1st, 2014

Barnes shows in three connected essays that “Love is the meeting point of truth and magic,” in this very personal account of his beloved wife’s death. Moving, sensitive – a lovely remembrance of a marriage, with no sentimentality or self-pity. A beautiful book. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

Kurt Vonnegut

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ISBN: 9780385343763
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 14th, 2014

Vonnegut's letters are just as cutting and hilariously cynical as his books, if not more so, because they are so honest. The reader gets a glimpse at the struggles he endured on the way to becoming the amazing writer we all know him to be. His life was full of false starts and so many, many rejection letters. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli


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ISBN: 9780307387943
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Published: Vintage - June 15th, 2010

An emotional and amazing true story of Zeitoun, a man who stays in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina, first to protect his home, then to help others. One day he disappears and his family, safe from harm, is left wondering what happened. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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ISBN: 9780375725784
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Published: Vintage - February 13th, 2001

Now that this talented man has made a name for himself, take some time to go back and read this. Still my favorite of the Eggers' body of work. It touches all bases. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

A History of Silence

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ISBN: 9781922147332
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Published: Text Publishing Company - April 15th, 2014

An extraordinarily powerful and surprising memoir from the author of one of my favorite novels, Mr. Pip. This New Zealand writer has many literary awards under his belt, but the story of his life may be his best narrative yet. Mr. Jones deftly pieces together a family mystery whose denouement is devastating. The writing is superb, elegant and concise. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum


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