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2023 Books Read

I think I might have read more books by non-American authors than American this year. Countries represented below: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Ireland, France, Russia, Colombia. I revisited some old favorites, which I will continue to do in … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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2014 Books Read

2014 was a good reading year. I re-read a lot of favorites, including Rebecca West’s 1200 page Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. There was a fun mix of re-reads and new stuff, of fiction and non-fiction. My year of being … Continue reading

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The Barracks, by John McGahern

John McGahern, who died in 2006, wrote six novels, and a memoir. He was clearly meticulous about his writing (to quote my father: “There’s no fat in his books”), and his evocation of the quickly-disappearing rural life in Ireland is … Continue reading

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The Books: “Amongst Women ” (John McGahern)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Amongst Women by John McGahern This book is all tied up with my father. I will never look at this book or think about this book without thinking about my father. I don’t even know … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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R.I.P., John McGahern

I gasped when I heard the news: great Irish novelist John McGahern has passed away. Thanks, peteb, for letting me know – I hadn’t heard, and I’m kind of emotional about it right now. Here’s a post over at Slugger, … Continue reading

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Frank Delaney’s Top 10 Irish Novels

Here it is.. Is the Elizabeth Bowen on the list the same author as the one who wrote John Adams and the American Revolution? Dad? From this list, I have read Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, both by Joyce, obviously, The Country … Continue reading

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