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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
Epic Unearthed - Thomas D. Turner

This book was an author giveaway. He was kind enough to inscribe it to me, number, date, and sign it. 


I regret that at this time, I am unable to get beyond page 47. Given that I have not completed the book, I will not give it a star rating. 


It would seem from other reviews, readers tend to love this book, or, like me, it's missing something. I can say with certainty, the use of the present tense is unsettling, though it does give the scenes a sense some sense of urgency. I will leave this with my unread books and perhaps try it again in the future.