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My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff is a charming story. In the 1990s fresh out of a sheltered childhood and long years of college, Rakoff takes the first job offered: a glorified secretary at a publishing company in NY. Her life is anything but glamorous; a bad relationship, a hole in the wall apartment, debt, and a job that means typing endless letters on a 1970s electric typewriter rather than a computer. The reason for the last becomes apparent when she realizes she is answering fan letters for JD Salinger. The book is less about Salinger than it is a true picture of a young person learning how to live on her own. Very good story.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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As Luck Would Have It is a compendium by author Joshua Pivan, who wrote the Worst Case Scenario books. These are stories of random luck: how it happened, what happened after, and how it all ended up. Interesting, but the tales are too random; except for luck nothing holds the various stories together.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Cockpit Confidential by pilot Patrick Smith is not an expose of flight or airlines but a practical book on what happens during flight: how are wings de-iced safely, how does lightning affect planes, what is essential to know to ensure a comfortable flight, and so forth. One great story involves the pilot trying to get thru TSA (yes, pilots have to go thru the same routine as passengers) where an airline knife is confiscated from his bag--the same knife that is provided in flight to passengers for meals! Good to know we're all treated alike!   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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O What a Luxury, poems by Garrison Keillor, undermines what a multi talented writer Keillor is; comedy, pathos, joy, all the human condition are explored in his unique style. Keillor's daily Writers Almanack on MPBN radio keeps poetry in our daily lives.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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Highsmith by Marijane Meaker is a memoir of the Lesbian lifestyle in NYC circa the 1950s-60s. New York was one of the few places where a woman could be openly gay, but many of the relationships both Patricia Highsmith and Meaker observed were still closeted women. A very interesting memoir of fascinating time.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.
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My Wicked Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn was a best seller when published and a scandalous story. Flynn certainly has fun embellishing on his reputation as a rake and scoundrel, and it's a fun read.   Click here to find this book on our Online Card Catalog.