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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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Back Talk
Danielle Lazarin
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson
Emma Glass
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean
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Natalie Savage Carlson

Olive Kitteridge: Fiction

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout A well-written book, but not all that memorable for me. The characters were interesting and real, sometimes their stories were worth a read, but in hindsight, I can't pinpoint anything I loved about this work.Also, I was a bit miffed about the "Olive Kitteridge connection." Many times it seemed as if she were an afterthought. "Oh, that story would be a good addition to Olive Kitteridge, let's throw Olive in a scene, or mention her somehow so it can be included."Despite my rant, it was still a good read. Just maybe not Pulitzer material.