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Book Cover Image. Title: Gilead, Author: Marilynne Robinson

Gilead

Marilynne Robinson

If you love good writing, a distinct voice, and an achingly heartfelt appreciation of faith, this book is astounding. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Royal Road to Romance, Author: Richard Halliburton

The Royal Road to Romance

Richard Halliburton

I read this as a boy, and it is a hard book to find, but Haliburton was a privileged kid who chucked it all in favor of adventure, and to hear it told in his 1930's voice transports you to a time when you had to actually go places to see things. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Imperfectionists, Author: Tom Rachman

The Imperfectionists

Tom Rachman

As a newspaper person, I loved this account of a dying, overseas journal and all its quirky workers. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Right Stuff, Author: Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe

I still defy anyone to read the first chapter, as Wolfe follows the path of a plane crash through the trees, and not be dazzled by his style. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: The Confessions of Max Tivoli, Author: Andrew Sean Greer

The Confessions of Max Tivoli

Andrew Sean Greer

This was the real Benjamin Button story, in my view. A beautifully crafted account of a baby born old who gets younger as he ages. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Author: Joan Didion

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion

Someone once said Didion writes so tightly "it cuts the flesh" and I agree. Her first essay in this collection, "Life Styles in the Golden Land," is as good a mix of journalism and original prose as you may ever read. Buy Now

Book Cover Image. Title: Angela's Ashes:  A Memoir, Author: Frank McCourt

Angela's Ashes

Frank McCourt

I read his book, then I got to know him, and rarely will you find as similar a voice between the man and the writer as in this memoir. A tragic gem of a childhood story. Buy Now