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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
Crossing to Safety - Wallace Stegner This book sounds so boring; two couples meet in their twenties while working at the same Wisconsin university. They stay friends for the rest of their lives. The narrator even points out more than once that there isn't going to be any melodrama. And yet, this is a powerful story about loyalty and friendship and tolerance. It's addresses what it takes to stay married, to stay friends, when we're all flawed. I will keep thinking about these characters for some time to come, thinking about how this applies to my own marriage, my friends, my eventual death, and the deaths of those I love. How does one do all those things "right?