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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
The Last Run: A true story of rescue and redemption on the Alaska seas - Todd Lewan A Perfect Storm meets the arctic. Facing 80 foot waves, hurricane strength winds (110 Mph) and golf-ball sized hail, worrying about deadly icing, three Coast Guard crews risk all in the north Pacific to try to save a crew of five floating in the frigid water after their boat sank. It is clearly derivative of The Perfect Storm, but was nevertheless an engaging and exciting read. The rescue sequence will certainly grace the silver screen as some point.

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A writer comes upon a piece of a story, or perhaps many unarranged pieces, and begins to fit the pieces with others so that after a time a picture emerges. Maybe the author knows early on where the puzzle is taking him or her. Maybe not. What’s important…is that the puzzle takes the writer somewhere while he or she is collecting the pieces, contemplating them, arranging them. “Discovery through puzzlement,” she called it. I always liked that idea