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Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 On December 26, 2004, Deraniyagala lost her two sons, husband, and both parents to the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka, claiming close to 275,000 people. It is an unfathomable loss that a person endures … Continue reading

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This Boy’s Life, A Memoir

Tobias Wolff Harper and Row, 1989 This Boy’s Life was made into a movie in 1993, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. That the story begins with Wolff and his mother running from an abusive man and seeing an out-of-control … Continue reading

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Clapton

Eric Clapton Broadway Books, 2007 It was the music. Music is what inspired, sustained, and provided the atmosphere that made him, broke him and made him again. Clapton had an early sense of himself as an unusual outsider being brought … Continue reading

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Horse Heaven

Jane Smiley Knopf, 2000 Jane Smiley might be God’s Department Manager in the Horse Racing Division. She is that far reaching in her view of a subject and that detailed in her observations of each player under the sun. The … Continue reading

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