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A Doubters Almanac by Ethan Canin

A Doubter's Almanac
By Ethan Canin

Meet Milo Andret. This book is about fictional character Milo Andret, his genius, his burdens, and ambitions. Math, physics, the workings of the human brain, and a close look at the world of intellectual giants might sound like too much but Mr. Canin makes it all work. Worth checking out, that's for sure. Visit Ethan Canin's website for more information.

Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman

By Jonathan Kellerman

Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets psychotic actress Zelda Chase, years later she is found dead, and the hunt is on for the murderer -- and her missing son. Alex enlists friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to help and together they uncover all the horrific clues. Breakdown takes a look into L.A. 's dark side with all the suspense expected from an Alex Delaware novel. This is Jonathan Kellerman's 31st Alex Delaware book in this best selling series! It is my first foray into Kellerman's work and I think I'm hooked. Visit Jonathan Kellerman's website for more information.


Cheever Collected Stories and Other Writings by John Cheever

Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings
By John Cheever

With over sixty short stories, this collection takes the reader on a trip through American life in little bursts of realism. Some of the stories, like The Enormous Radio, may fall into the science fiction category but most are glimpses into the boredom, joy, and unexpected relevance of everyday life. John Cheever, known as the Chekhov of the suburbs, is an American writer like no other. He has won many awards including the Pultizer Prize for Fiction. Learn more about John Cheever.



The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

The Marriage of Opposites
By Alice Hoffman

This is a story of the family that produces one of France's greatest painters -- Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism. A tale of rebellion, passion, friendship, bitterness, and regrets, A Marriage of Opposites is spellbinding in its intensity. Best selling author Alice Hoffman has once again proved that prose can become a dark type of poetry. Visit Alice Hoffman's website for more information.


I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

I Know This Much Is True
By Wally Lamb

The book deals with mental illness, family secrets, love triangles, and the workings of America's mental health bureaucracy. Dominick Birdsey's identical twin, Thomas, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. When delusions cause him to cut off his hand, things really get interesting. The story centers on Dominick's relationships with his brother, his ex, and his girlfriend. The book is a page turner even though sometimes it is painful to continue reading. Visit Wally Lamb's website for more information.


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