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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


Deception - Philip Roth At first I really didn't like this book. After 10 pages or so I went back to the dust cover to orient myself, then started again. About half way through, I didn't hate it, and decided to persevere because I trust the taste of the friend who recommended it, and I usually like PR's writing. By the ending I was sold. I really enjoyed it and am glad I saw I through.

By the way, some of the reviews below (both good and bad) have incorrect information. That's one of my pet peeves.