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We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates was one of my favorite authors. I suppose all good things must end. We were the Mulvaneys was so touching and perfectly written, but as of late Ms. Oates no longer holds my interest.


The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating

The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating by Carole Radziwill

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun - Gretchen Rubin

a very good book about a complicated home situation. And to think I only bought it because of Jodi Picoult's review on the cover!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds. Smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.)

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of l974. " A Pulitzer Prize Winner. A Favorite book.

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks - Ken Jennings