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neffa3

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Good not great. First half is better than the last half. Turns a bit more self-help at the midway point. They even make mention of this. On to this...

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How's this one? Very interesting topic.
 

High Desert

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I just finished Sleeping Bear by Connor Sullivan. It's the best edge-of-your-seat thriller I've read in quite a while. Set in the Yukon/Alaska border area and Russia. I'm pretty intolerant of ridiculously hyper-competent protagonists and lazy plot holes. This book avoided both failings or it pulled me in enough to overlook them.
 

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I have a list I am reading from. My dad passed a year ago and left a list of books to read. I just finished Endurance. A book about explorers trying to cross Antarctica. Dad wrote on his list "read this one. It makes life look easy". Boy was he right! Now on to the Clan of the Cave Bear series!
 

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Im on AB. Guthries "The Bigsky". A super fun read about the mountain men time period around the 1830s.
Great novel! Have you watched the movie? Kirk Douglas plays Deakins. It’s a little hokey at first (it was made in ‘52), but turned out to be darn good.

The rest of the novels in Guthrie’s series were also enjoyable. “The Way West” won a Pulitzer, but I also really liked “Fair Land, Fair Land” which is third sequentially to the story, but published much later. It revisits some of the characters that were introduced in “the Big Sky.”
 

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Currently reading “the Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel and it’s quite compelling thus far.

I just finished (and loved) the recent HBO series “Station Eleven” and tried to find the book. Waitlist is loooong at the local library, so I decided to check out something else by the same author.
 

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If we're including audible. I wrapped up Cannery Row by Steinbeck as well as The Big It by A.B. Gutherie. Both were good. Steinbeck describes the human condition very well, but still slightly on the rosey side. Gutherie's short stories were very entertaining.

On to Big Rock Candy Mountain - Stegner.
 

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Great novel! Have you watched the movie? Kirk Douglas plays Deakins. It’s a little hokey at first (it was made in ‘52), but turned out to be darn good.

The rest of the novels in Guthrie’s series were also enjoyable. “The Way West” won a Pulitzer, but I also really liked “Fair Land, Fair Land” which is third sequentially to the story, but published much later. It revisits some of the characters that were introduced in “the Big Sky.”
No and no! I didn’t know they did a movie, I’ll have to look for it. And I’ve since been looking to pick up the other two in his series.
 

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