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Light (2002) - M. John Harrison  (Grade:B)
Rock Crystal (1845) - Adalbert Stifter  (Grade:A+)
The Sorrow of War (1991) - Bao Ninh  (Grade:C)
Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014) - Jason L. Riley  (Grade:B-)
The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism (2008) - Thomas W. Evans  (Grade:A)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (2010) - Laura Hillenbrand  (Grade:A+)
The Rat Patrol (1966) - Norman A. Daniels  (Grade:B+)
A Day in the Bleachers (1955) - Arnold Hano  (Grade:A+)
Southern Cross: Annuit Coeptis (CSA Confederate States of America, Volume 1) (2013) - Dorvall   (Grade:B)
Uncertain Justice : The Roberts Court and the Constitution (2014) - Laurence H. Tribe  (Grade:B)
Turning the Black Sox White: The Misunderstood Legacy of Charles A. Comiskey (2014) - Tim Hornbaker  (Grade:B+)
Never Let Me Go (2005) - Kazuo Ishiguro  (Grade:A)

Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) - Steven Spielberg  (Grade:C-)

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Compass marker 12/22/14:

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)was born in Maine on December 22, 1869. Read Orrin's review of Selected Poems of Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) (Grade: C+)

Heinrich Boll (1917-) was born in Cologne, GER on December 21, 1917. Brothers Judd recommends The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum: Or How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead (1974)

Anthony Powell (1905-75) was born in London, ENG on December 21, 1905. Read Orrin's review of A Dance to the Music of Time (Grade: B-)

Cicily Isabel Fairfield (Rebecca West), (1892-1983) was born in London, ENG on December 21, 1892. Brothers Judd recommends her classic travelogue Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia (1941) and read Orrin's reviews of 1900 (1982)(Grade: A-) andThe Return of the Soldier (1918) (Grade: A+)

Steven Spielberg (1946- ) was born in Cincinnati, OH on December 18, 1946. Read Orrin's review of Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

Alfred Bester was born December 18, 1913. Brothers Judd recommends The Demolished Man (1953)(Alfred Bester 1913-87).

William Safire (1929-) was born in New York, NY on December 17, 1929. Brothers Judd recommends Freedom: A Novel of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

Penelope (Knox) Fitzgerald, was born on December 17, 1916. Brothers Judd recommends Offshore (1979)(Penelope Fitzgerald 1916-2000).

Ford Madox Ford (Ford Herman Hueffer)(1873-1939) was born in Surrey, UK on December 17, 1873. Read Orrin's review of The Good Soldier (1915) (Grade: B-)

Philip K. Dick (1928-82) was born on December 16, 1928. Read Orrin's review of Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep) (1968)(Grade: B-)

Ludwig Van Beethoven was born December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany.

Jane Austen was born in 1775 in Steventon. UK on December 16, 1775.

Betty Smith (1904-) was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 15, 1904. Brothers Judd recommends A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943).

Theodore Weiss (1916-), poet and editor of the Quarterly Review of Literature, was born in Reading, PA on December 15, 1916. Read his poem: An Everlasting Once

Shirley Jackson (1919-65) was born in San Francisco, CA on December 14, 1919. Read Orrin & Guest reviews of The Lottery (1948)(Grade: A) & Orrin's reviews of The Sundial (1958) (Grade: B-) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962)(Grade: A+)

Gustave Flaubert (1821-80) was born in Rouen, France on December 12, 1821. Read Orrin's review of Madame Bovary (1857)(translated by Lowell Bair) (Grade: B+)

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on December 12, 1915.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-) in Kislovodsk, Russia on December 11, 1918. Read Orrin's review of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1963)(Grade: A+)

Thomas McGuane (1939-) was born in Wyandotte, MI on December 11, 1939. Brothers Judd recommends his collection of hunting and fishing stories An Outside Chance

Jim Harrison (1937-) was born in Grayling, MI on December 11, 1937. Brothers Judd recommends his novel The Legends of the Fall

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If two New Hampshire men aren't a match for the Devil, we might as well give the country back to the Indians.
-Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943), The Devil and Daniel Webster