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   Susannah  I'm about halfway through "Jackie as Editor: The Literary Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis," by Greg Lawrence. It's about the only part of her life that was never put under a microscope: her editorial jobs at Viking and Doubleday. It's pretty interesting, with some good anecdotes about various authors. And it provides a depressingly accurate picture of what publishing has become today.
3 hours ago .

   Gram77  I'm about to try a new author: Courtney Collins and her book is The Untold.
Monday at 13:57 EST .

   2 people like this.

   MisterDickens  Anybody heard anything about David Limbaugh's new book about the bible?
September 13 at 10:26 EST .

   5 people like this.

   StormCnter  MisterDickens, it's getting a lot of attention on the conservative news sites. Here's a Brent Bozell column from yesterday:
September 14 at 07:36 EST .

  3 people like this.

   StormCnter  Mike and I have discussed Jeff Guinn's books. I have another to recommend, "Glorious". This one is western-based fiction and I think it's as good as some of McMurtry's. I foresee a movie version. Matthew McConaughey for the flawed main character.
September 9 at 07:20 EST .

   3 people like this.

   Gram77  I really like Western fiction. I intend to put this on my list. At the moment I am about half way the second book in a trilogy by Michael McGarrity. The first book is Hard Country and the one I'm reading now is Backland. The 3rd book is in progress.
September 10 at 18:27 EST .

  4 people like this.

   StormCnter  Gram, have you read either of Harry Combs' books? I liked "Brules" the best, but it is very graphic in places.
September 11 at 17:23 EST .

  2 people like this.

   Gram77  Just about finished with Michael McGarrity's Hard Country and it is excellent. The second one (it's a trilogy of the Kerney family ) became available earlier this year. I'm going after that one as soon I finish this.
September 6 at 18:29 EST .

   4 people like this.

   MeiDei  Just finished reading Michener's The Covenant about So. Africa spanning the centuries up to apartheid. Now reading my first LeCarre book, surprise - it's about So. Africa too post WWII. Have seen his books turned into movies i.e., Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardener but missed The Panama Tailor. The last film (& John Phillip Seymour's )is a spy thriller. So far I find his book "The Mission" to be similar in style to Hemingway - both seem as if written to me in letters or via conversation.
August 30 at 14:42 EST .

   8 people like this.

   StormCnter  I'm just finishing Daniel Halper's "Clinton, Inc.". Good book, full of tidbits that I hadn't read before and I thought I'd heard it all. It's a pretty quick read and worth the time. You might get surprised about Chelsea.
August 29 at 06:47 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Belwhatter  Just dropping by to recommend Brad Thor's latest - "Hidden Order" thriller based on the Federal Reserve - being Brad he imparts a great deal of the history of the Fed into the action. Also for ex pat Brits, Jeffrey Archer has a new series going called the Clifton series - an ongoing saga that's a real page turner - three down, waiting for #4.
August 28 at 20:10 EST .

   11 people like this.

   Balogreene  I am currently listening to "The Landscape Turned Red" by Stephen Sears. It is a history book, about Antietam. It starts early on in the Civil War, cause you begin to get really tired of McClellan, and believe Lincoln has more patience than Job. I am listening, and working (I do this often, I just keep repeating sections I wasn't listening to. )

So, this evening I have to go to the grocery store. I just heard the Yankees found three cigars wrapped in General Lee's battle plans. I want to find out what happens next (yes, I really do ), so I took my iPhone and listened while I shopped.

I read about the Civil War all the time, I obviously know the major parts, this is a good book, I wanted to know what I already knew.
August 26 at 22:16 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Balogreene  McClellan got the battle plan, but he disregarded it, as he did most things. I'm hoping this Labor Day weekend I can get up there, it's only about 3 hours, and my Miata convertible should make the trip fun.
August 28 at 00:33 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Gram77  I picked up a book for 50 cents at a Goodwill Store. The title is A Walk Across The Sun; the author is Corban Addison. The inside cover grabbed me. Has anyone read this?
August 22 at 16:02 EST .

   5 people like this.

   StormCnter  I've read it, Gram. It's a goodie.
August 23 at 06:45 EST .

  6 people like this.

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