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Mark Twain: An American Treasure Celebrated in Newburgh

Looking for something to do in the city of Newburgh this summer?  How about finding out more about one of America’s finest authors and national treasures– Samuel Langhorne Clemens, more commonly known as Mark Twain.  The Karpeles Manuscript Museum is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch

I was interested in reading this novel, The Dinner, after reading several reviews that compared it the European version of  Gillian Flynn’s novel, Gone Girl.  An international best-seller written  by Amsterdam writer, Herman Koch, The Dinner is an extremely disturbing … Continue reading

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Guest Book Review: Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis

Many reviewers have compared this to Dickens, but I was more struck by the similarity to Bill James Iles & Harpur series. Some very bad, unpredictable guys and some very nice people trying to avoid mayhem and evil. The language, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The much-talked about novel, Beautiful Ruins, has it all. “This is about Italy in the 1960s, Hollywood now, Hollywood then, the Seattle music scene, the Donner party, World War II,” the Spokane-based, 47-year-old author said in a recent LA Times article.  … Continue reading

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