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Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler


Terpin - Tor Seidler I liked this short book when I read it as a teenager. Schoolboy Terpin tells a consoling lie to a stranger that contributes to the man's suicide. Horrified, Terpin vows never to tell a lie again. But his total honesty doesn't make him very popular. Funny and sad by turns. A good coming-of-age book.