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I'm reading The Selected Letters of Wallace Stegner edited by Page Stegner. Stegner was the greatest intellectual influence on the American West. His themes are home and place and how one finds identity in the West – something I'm always searching. – Kristen Lodge, Granby, Colo.

Vince Flynn's new novel Protect and Defend about international terrorism is very interesting. He keeps his characters moving at all times and it is very hard to put the book down once you start to read it. – Ron Mendoza, Saginaw, Mich.

Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center by Daniel Okrent provides an entertaining and fascinating insight into the background and construction of this New York landmark. – Neil G. Seely, Rochester, N.Y.

The Courage to Survive by Dennis Kucinich is a sobering, yet inspiring, look at growing up on the outside of the American Dream, looking in – and how one young boy found his way to the other side. – Meryl Ann Butler, Toluca Lake, Calif.

Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe touches on a lot of people/dog issues not commonly expressed. The writing is witty, topical, and lively. I loved it. – Marilyn Burkhardt, Hebo, Ore.


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