Books I've Read

This is a list of rather eclectic books (listed alphabetically by author) I have read or re-read recently. I love a variety of genres to keep me busy thinking about style, story/plot, dialogue and other writing challenges and adventurers. Plus, the thrill of reading a darn good book.

My Antonia by Willa Cather

My Antonia by Willa Cather. A 1918 classic, great writing, and descriptions. First person style. American prairie life told through the eyes of a young boy as he grows up around the strong women who inhabit Nebraska....

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Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough. I love all of her books. I live in them as I read. She is more than a master storyteller; she was a life giver. Her stories and characters end up standing in front of you, and you become part of the story....

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Centennial by James Mitchener

Centennial by James Mitchener. He was an American treasure. I’ve read all of his books (this one three times), and it gets better each time. A master storyteller....

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison. This novel is a great American Classic. As countless others have said, her work is deeply moving. I loved it as much on the second read as the first....

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All of the Spenser Mysteries by Robert Parker

All of the Spenser Mysteries by Robert Parker. Robert Parker is a king of dialogue; often called the leanest author of the 20th century. I know all of his characters as if they are real people. Add him to your “to read” list....

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