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Topic: Your Best & Fave Modern Literature Recommendations?

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Subject: Your Best & Fave Modern Literature Recommendations?
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 2:05 AM ET
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Let's say a friend wanted to know your three favorite authors currently writing, and the 1-3 favorite books by them of yours. What authors do you not only think are very talented, but are also pretty good crowd-pleasers? I don't exactly mean you'd choose it because it was popular, but just that their work would appeal to most anyone.


Date Posted: 1/27/2009 1:40 PM ET
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Jim Harrison-  Dalva, The Road Home, Farmer, Legends of the Fall, Wolf

More to follow..........

Date Posted: 2/9/2009 6:13 PM ET
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I think Michael Chabon's writing is fairly accessible.  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is my favorite, but The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Wonder Boys were great too.

Subject: best and favorite modern lit.
Date Posted: 4/10/2009 10:26 PM ET
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Zadie Smith is the most talented working today.

Randall Kenan has more talent but apparently doesn't work.

Fifty years from now the one who has cast the longest shadow will be Cormac McCarthy.

Dr. John T. West, III

aka wildhog3


Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:27 PM ET
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Authors currently writing that I keep track of their new book releases...

Anne Tyler

Billie Letts

Sarah Waters