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Hieroglyph: Stories and Blueprints for a Better Future
Neal Stephenson
Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated
Natylie Baldwin, Kermit D. Larson
The Girl on the Train: A Novel
Paula Hawkins
Our Souls at Night: A novel
Kent Haruf
Above the Waterfall
Ron Rash
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King
Designs on Film: A Century of Hollywood Art Direction
Cathy Whitlock
The Homicide Report: Understanding Murder in America
Jill Leovy
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Erik Larson
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Eleven Days - Donald Harstad Carl Houseman is a night shift deputy sheriff in Nation County, Iowa. Not the sort of place you would expect to find a house full of horrifically maimed bodies and signs of Satanism. A frantic call brings the law to the scene and for the next 11 days the investigation seeks the responsible party. This is a very easy-to-read crime novel. The author is an Iowan deputy sheriff himself, so he speaks of what he knows, at least as far as the constabulary practices goes. It did strike me as a little far fetched that there was as much naughty business going on in this little town as he would have us accept, but if one is willing to suspend that bit of rationality, it was a fun ride. Not a great book, but a painless way to spend some time.