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Fallen Angels by Barbara Howdy


Fallen Angels by Barbara Howdy This is by far her best novel. 5 pages in, I wanted to write the screen play of it, only to discover a movie had been made of it with great Canadian actors.




Dress your Family in Denim and Corduroy and Me Talk Pretty Some Day by David Sedaris


Yes 2 titles, but my two favorite of his. Sedaris is a writer that I read everything of!




Stone's Fall by Iain Pears


This was the first title of his I read, and what an introduction! A very intelligent, complex stand alone historical fiction book that you can't put down.




The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


After a few pages of this great book, I realized I wasn't reading it correctly! The subtle humour and incredible writing made me start over and really enjoy this exotic story situated in India.




Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo


This book kept me on a theme of India, with this narrative non fiction book of journalist Boo in Mumbai India.




Charles Dickens - A Life by Claire Tomalin


By far the best biography writer around. This huge book was intimidating and sat on my night stand for months until I finally jumped in and didn't look back. Tomalin's writing is smart and flows so easily that want to read everything by her.




Solar by Ian McEwen


Of all his titles, Solar is my favorite. It's the first book of his that makes you laugh out loud while reading it.




Lush Life by Richard Price


This stand alone crime drama blew me away... if you've enjoyed The Wire or older cop dramas like Hill Street Blues, you'll love any of Price's books in gritty NYC.




All Involved by Ryan Gattis


I discovered this book by the comment on the inside cover " the West Coast's Richard Price". It lived up to the comparison, set in the chaotic streets of South Central LA.





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