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Carmen Greenlee is reading...

The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories  by Ben Marcus. editor

I love electronic readers, and pleased that Hawthorne-Longfellow Library has loaded Kindles and Sony EReaders with a variety of books. I also love short...
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Hanna Flaten '13 is reading...

Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett

In Bel Canto , Ann Patchett explores how people of different nationalities, ages and interests interact when isolated from the outside world. The book...
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Professor Kohorn is reading...

Angle of Repose  by Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner's novels portray the lives and passions of early settlers of the American West. They paint a vivid and eloquent picture of the hardships,...
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Billy Donahue is reading...

The Mother Tongue: English and how it got that way  by Bill Bryson

The book is a very thorough look-through of the English language and how it has developed. It covers everything from why "one" is pronounced "won" and not...
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Valerie Wirtschafter '12 is reading...

Naked  by David Sedaris

David Sedaris is one of those authors who writes books that readers can come back to over and over again. I’ve read every single one of his books, and ...
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Amy Sham '13 is reading...

Tuna: A Love Story  by Richard Ellis

Sometime this past summer, I read an incredibly engaging piece in The New York Times that detailed the impending dearth of bluefin tuna to overfishing....
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