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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland

Until She Comes Home: A Novel

Until She Comes Home: A Novel - Lori Roy I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

3.5 stars rounded up.

The frightening and claustrophobic world of 1958 in a middle class Detroit suburb. There are age, race, class and sexual dynamics that keep the book moving, all while you're running to keep up with the characters pace. There are some surprises I didn't see coming, which is always a pleasure.

Not my usual fare, however I've become interested in the blight and blight of Detroit in the 21st century.