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    For vacation reading:

    Ralph Peter's Civil War novels. Start with Cain at Gettysburg.

    John Le Carre's pre-1990 spy novels.

    Any of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels.

    Burr or Julian by Gore Vidal.

    Anything by HL Mencken. He ages well.

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    And there's always Henderson the Rain King...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    And there's always Henderson the Rain King...
    Or Humboldt's Gift or Mr Sammler's Planet. Bellow was a Nobel laureate who actually deserved it.

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    On my way out this morning I am going to swing by the nearby used book store and see about your suggestions!
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Ann Patchett-Commonwealth I just finished today, a great read.

    Love Diane Chamberlain....I've read all I can get through our library system.

    Emilie Richards-I've read all of hers I can get too.

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    Gardnr: Ann Patchett is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and Chris Bohjalian is another. Did you read Bel Canto? That book just pulled me in and wrung me dry and broke my heart.
    I'll have to check out Chamberlain.

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    My votes
    "Pillars of the earth" Ken Follet

    https://www.amazon.com/Pillars-Earth...s+of+the+earth

    a great story about time travel set in England 1940's and 1740's with lots of hot steamy sex outlander

    https://www.amazon.com/Outlander-Dia...tlander+book+1

    And for pure silliness the Stephanie Plum series


    https://www.amazon.com/Three-Plums-O...+for+the+money

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    Gardnr: Ann Patchett is one of my favorite contemporary authors, and Chris Bohjalian is another. Did you read Bel Canto? That book just pulled me in and wrung me dry and broke my heart.
    I'll have to check out Chamberlain.
    This was my first Patchett......I'll be reading more of her. Have not heard of Chris....have hit the library website and put some on my reading list for the future. Thank you!!!

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    Also LOVE LOVE LOVE the Outlander series by Diane Gabaldon. These are near 800 pages so each took me nearly 2 months to read d/t the paid employment opportunity I participate in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    Also LOVE LOVE LOVE the Outlander series by Diane Gabaldon. These are near 800 pages so each took me nearly 2 months to read d/t the paid employment opportunity I participate in.
    Why do you think Outlander would appeal to the OP, given the choices he has already made?

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