Mary Daniels Brown

The Best Books I Read in 1996

Listed alphabetically by author Burke, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany Margolin, Phillip. The Last Innocent Man O’Brien, Tim. In the Lake of the Woods O’Connell, Carol. Mallory’s Oracle Sandford, John. “Prey” series (I admit this is cheating since it’s more than one book) Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries …

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Review: “Studying the Novel” by Jeremy Hawthorn

Hawthorn, Jeremy. Studying the Novel: An IntroductionEdward Arnold, 2nd edition (1992, reprinted 1996)Paperback, 146 pages ISBN 0-340-56403-2 This slim volume is a good choice for book-discussion group members who appreciate good books but want to sharpen their reading and discussion skills. The premise of Hawthorn’s book is that “in the course of studying novels we must …

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Review: “A Bomb in the Brain” by Steve Fishman

Fishman, Steve. A Bomb in the Brain: A Heroic Tale of Science, Surgery, and Survival Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1988Hardcover, 318 pages ISBN 0-684-18706-X Recommended Journalist Steve Fishman was stalking a story in Central America when a bomb in his brain exploded. His book leads the reader through that experience and through the brain surgery necessary to prevent …

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