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BARK by Lorrie Moore

As any true short story junkie knows, you cannot go wrong with Lorrie Moore. Beginning with her first collection, SELF-HELP (published in 1985), she established herself as a deft musician with words, and she has rarely hit a wrong note. … Continue reading

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THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Ann Patchett

Some things are meant to happen, and some things just aren’t.  I’ve had that thought many times in my life, and it occurred to me again last night as I sat at the bar of a crowded restaurant in Louisiana, … Continue reading

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A DOG’S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron

Although A DOG’S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron sounds like it would be strictly for DOG PEOPLE, it is, in fact, a great book for all human beings.  Told from the perspective of a dog who goes through several lives, … Continue reading

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THE BULLFIGHTER CHECKS HER MAKEUP by Susan Orlean

When you think about it, there are perhaps hundreds of novelists and short story writers whose work you might want to read, but shockingly few great essayists.  For me, that short list would include Russell Baker (my idol), David Sedaris, … Continue reading

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BAD DOG by Martin Kihn

I once read somewhere that the people and animals around us reflect who we are.  I wonder what it says about me that one of my cats likes to eat cardboard and the other doesn’t like to get her nails … Continue reading

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