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Austen to Zafón

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
Cinnamon Skin - John D. MacDonald I read a bunch of John D. MacDonald's "Travis McGee" series when I was in high school and loved them. He wrote the book the Cape Fear movies were based on, originally called "The Executioners." The McGee books influenced many later writers, included Carl Hiaasen and Stephen King and even the character Magnum PI. McGee is a hard-boiled but intelligent PI with a heart, a guy who worries that our culture of TV and fast food is going to hell in a handbasket. If you like Hiaasen, these books will be familiar territory.