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May 13, 2020

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Cal Gough

Great blogpost! So glad you know about Eighth Day Books and their amazing catalog! Somehow one came unsolicited to me in the mail a few months ago, and after reading its great annotations and salivating about way too many books I decided I wanted to read, yesterday I scootered over to a friends house and gave her the catalog, as many of its recommendations are right up her alley also. (Do you remember, in days of yore, a wonderful outfit/catalog called THE COMMON READER? Gosh, how I miss that.)

Also, thanks for creating the Suggested Readings section of your blog.

Keep on a-coming with the blogposts!

Cal

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Books Read in 2020

  • Elizabeth Hardwick: Sleepless Nights (1979)
  • Vladimir Nabokov: Pnin (1953)
  • Toni Morrison: Beloved (1987)
  • Charles Bukowski: Post Office: A Novel (1971)
  • Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017)
  • Victor David Hanson: Ripples of Battle (2003)
  • Brian Dillon: Essayism: On Form, Feeling and Nonfiction (2017)
  • W.G. Sebald: The Emigrants (1992)
  • Carll Tucker: The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Finding America, Finding Myself (2008)
  • E.F. Schumacher: Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (1973)
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen : Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (2016)
  • Graham Greene: The Ministry of Fear (1943)
  • Zadie Smith: Grand Union: Stories (2020)
  • Thomas Pynchon: Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
  • Steven Weisenberger: The Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Context for Pynchon's Novel (1983)
  • Paul Chaat Smith: Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong (2010)
  • Graham Greene: The Third Man (1949) novella
  • Mark Harris: Bang the Drum Slowly (1956)
  • Susan Levenstein, MD: Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome (2019)
  • Sam Stephenson: Gene Smith's Sink: A Wide-Angle View (2017)
  • Andrew Roberts: Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 (2008)
  • Lawrence Ritter: The Glory of Their Times (1966)
  • Albert Camus: The Plague (1948)
  • Sam Lipsyte: The Ask: A Novel (2010)
  • Mark Greif: Against Everything: Essays (2016)
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Refugees (2017)
  • Leah Penniman: Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to the Liberation of the Land (2018)
  • Norman Macht: Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball (2007)
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