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The Collected Stories
John McGahern
George Eliot
Omensetter's Luck
William H. Gass
Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
A Naked Singularity (Paper)
Sergio De La Pava
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews
Geoff Dyer
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Maps and Legends
Michael Chabon
When You Are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris Funny funny. He is gentler in this book, not so mean as in the last one. You want to chat over coffee with him for a couple of hours. He is so observant. Reviewers describe his “skewed” outlook, but I think his outlook is dead on accurate, nothing skewed about it all. Clear-eyed, and direct.He is mellowing out. His caustic wit pillowed in understanding. But still there. Inside the pillow.
That only took two days to read. I picked up a signed paperback at Bolens, the local indie bookstore. Leftover stacks from Sedaris recent appearance there june 11. Kevin learned from the bookstore clerk afterwards that Sedaris is doing an independent bookstore only tour, with the provision that the events are free to the customers, and that they are held in the store. That is a great boon to the indies! Well done David!