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Jessica Kundrata is reading...

After Dark  by Haruki Murakami

Though lesser-known than his masterpieces The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore, After Dark is another of Murakami’s brilliant novels with...
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Professor Simon is reading...

The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy  by Bryan Magee

More than any other of the great opera composers, Wagner studied philosophy, and he was greatly influenced by the main philosophical currents of mid-19th...
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Michael Tucker is reading...

Running and Being   by George A. Sheehan

To me, this book is the Walden of running literature. As I was preparing to run my first 5K in about 10 years, I searched for this book but was sad to find it...
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Jaime Jones is reading...

Independent People   by Halldór Laxness

Halldór Laxness’ Independent People is a timeless tale of poverty and pride. Set in early twentieth-century rural Iceland, this epic novel tells the story...
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Dave Yee is reading...

Out Stealing Horses  by Per Petterson

“Out Stealing Horses” is not Per Petterson’s first novel, nor will it likely be his last. His character, Trond Sander, deals with continued loss as the...
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Amy Helbig is reading...

Goodbye, Columbus  by Philip Roth

Published in 1959, Goodbye, Columbus won the 1960 National Book Award and began the career of Philip Roth, one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth and...
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