February Favorites

From the author of Going After Cacciato and The Things They Carried comes an intensely personal account of author Tim O'Brien's year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. O'Brien takes readers behind the lines of combat to explore the confusion and ambiguity of masculinity and morality in war. Touching, painful, and beautifully written, If I Die in a Combat Zone is exemplary in its genre.

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Mary Eaton
January Favorites

I laughed out loud a few times, which was NOT what I was expecting. I also cried, which I wasn't expecting either. 

One Plus One is a sweet, fun romp that follows single mother, Jess, and tech big wig Ed, as they each struggle with their own problems — hers making ends meet and his recent charges for insider trading.

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Mary Eaton
December Favorites

Because it's by Rick Bragg and Rick Bragg is a bada** writer. Bragg is most famous for All Over but the Shoutin', a ridiculously engaging memoir that recounts his childhood living in poverty in north-eastern Alabama. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story has that same Rick Bragg flair, but with the added allure of telling the story of rock and roll legend, Jerry Lee Lewis, straight from the source.

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Mary Eaton