Category Archives: The Last Best Book

The Last Best Book — Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger

—the latest in an occasional series of raves about books I love— Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books, 2013) Last May, I gave a book talk [..]

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The Last Best Book — Ten Poems to Change Your Life

– being an occasional series, when a book really strikes me – I’m not sure how I discovered Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden (Harmony [..]

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The Last Best Book — The Book of Killowen, by Erin Hart

An occasional series in which I comment on a recent read … My review of Erin Hart’s latest, The Book of Killowen, appears in this month’s Book Page.    [..]

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The Last Best Book — Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

On a single day in 1974, New Yorkers were brought together by a startling sight: a man walking a tightrope between the not-quite-finished Twin Towers. Colum McCann’s 2009 [..]

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The Last Best Book — Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

Any questions about what readers and reviewers mean by voice in a book? Read Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (Penguin Books, 2011, now out in paper), and [..]

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The Last Best Book — The Other Woman, by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Occasionally — meaning, when I remember — I tell you about the last best book I read. (Montanans will recognize the echo of an unofficial state slogan, “the [..]

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The Last Best Book I read: The Last Time I Saw Paris, by Lynn Sheene. American Claire Harris Stone escapes a disastrous marriage by fleeing to Paris, expecting [..]

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