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Recommended Readings (April 2012)

Need a good book? Take a look at the recommendations below. This page is designed to highlight readings suggested by people in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We've created this site because expressing our enthusiasm for a favorite book is a wonderful way to share ideas, to stimulate discussion, and to simply embrace a love of reading. We hope you will find this useful in your search for a good book!

Peace -Like -A-River 50

Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger, Grove Press, 2001 - Reviewed by Richard J. McGowan

Award-winning  Peace Like a River is leisurely storytelling at its best.  Reuben Land, an asthmatic eleven year-old, recounts his midwestern family and bears witness to faithful love.
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Down -the -Darkest -Road 50

Down the Darkest Road, by Tami Hoag, Penguin, 2011 - Reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

Tami Hoag's new novel includes some of the best writing and most acute psychological analysis I have seen in popular fiction. Four years after the disappearance and, almost certainly, the murder of her . . .
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Left -for -Dead 50

Left for Dead, by J. A. Jance, Touchstone, 2012 - Reviewed by Larry W. Riggs

I must revise what I said in my review of Jance's previous book: she is both a good writer and an excellent storyteller. Jance's smooth handling of the complications in the new Ali Reynolds novel synthesizes plotting and writing. The seemingly unrelated, but ultimately convergent, stories, each beginning with a character being left for dead, . . .
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