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Graveyard of the Atlantic

by Cari Noga

North Carolina’s coast is notorious in nautical lore for the number of ships and lives it has claimed. In this collection Hagy creates an equally grim coast where people come to bury their hopes. From a frustrated, awkward adolescent... Read More

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Mystery Theatre

by Cari Noga

Radio has been relegated to such background status today that it’s difficult to imagine how people once gathered around it so expectantly. The four classics, three by Nathaniel Hawthorne, from the archives of the Canadian Broadcasting... Read More

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Fay

by Cari Noga

Fay Jones is not a typical heroine. She uses men and lets herself be used. She makes rash decisions and runs from the consequences. She smokes and drinks while she’s pregnant and puts off seeing a doctor. Yet somehow, the... Read More

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Spirited Americans

by Cari Noga

Clinton scandals. Rap music lyrics. Social scourges. The list of discouraging, depressing realities of modern American life goes on and on. Many even believe that the nation’s best days are behind it. In his person-focused examination... Read More

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Epic

by Cari Noga

Willis, in his introduction, saysthe mountaineering meaning of “epic” is a climb gone wrong; just the opposite of its traditional definition. He, however, has done much right in compiling this collection of seven expeditions. Two are... Read More

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Close-Up

by Cari Noga

Sad circumstances are the essence of this book. There are fifteen first person stories drawn from interviews with teenagers of various nationalities living in the Netherlands, away from their families, due to one unfortunate circumstance... Read More

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Metal Cowboy

by Cari Noga

Joe Kurmaskie is the kind of guy someone would want as an airplane seatmate or at his or her table at a wedding reception. Since that’s unlikely, it is fortunate that he has written an incredibly entertaining, vivid account of the... Read More

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