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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
Damascus Gate - Robert Stone An intense novel that portrays politics in Jerusalem. In this tale, extremists of both the Christian and Jewish persuasion are involved in a plot to destroy the Temple of the Mount. The main character is an American writer. Colorful local and international characters abound. Sonia is an NGO type, looking to do the right thing throughout the world. A rabbid American fundamentalist young man thinks he has found the Messiah and tries to establish him. Plots whirl within plots and it is tough to figure out who is betraying whom and for what reason. It is a very interesting read, but it can be a bit tough to follow. With that caveat, it is recommended.