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Lost in the Forest

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 in Fiction

by Sue Miller Alfred A. Knopf, 2005 Perhaps you need to be a woman in the second half of life with a heightened awareness of life’s brevity to appreciate this novel. Though I know some men who would find this book about an elderly woman’s last days appealing. Men like my brother Mike who jokes that our family has always been a bit morbid, contemplating...

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Digging to America

Posted on Jul 9, 2006 in Fiction

by Anne Tyler Alfred A. Knopf, 2006 Of the sixteen titles, of books written by Anne Tyler and listed in the front of her new novel Digging to America I realize I’ve read maybe three or four. Accidental Tourist was my first. Saint Maybe my favorite. And Digging to America my least favorite to date. (Though perhaps worth the read — as I’ll say in the last...

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