Author Kerry ZukusMyFavoriteS Archive - June 2007

Writers also read. Readers are often asked what they've been reading lately. While I read the current best sellers as much as the next person, I love it when I discover something a little off the beaten track. Here are some books I highly recommend.

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MyFavoriteS Archives: January 2008

Return to Wild AmericaThere’s nothing better than having “America’s greatest living naturalist” as your lab partner in high school biology. Scotty followed his muse like no one I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He lives for nature and he writes vividly. If you care about the environment and believe in preserving the world as we know it, read this book.

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Andoshen, Pa.At one time, I dreamed of writing “the great coal region novel.” John O’Hara wrote great novels, but for me, they never chronicled the essence of the locale. Neither does THE FOURTH HOUSE, for that matter. THIS is the great coal region novel. Required reading.

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Five Men Who Broke My Heart“Professor Sue” is a fantastic memoirist and mentor to those wishing to learn the craft. Five Men Who Broke My Heart takes the trip down memory lane we all wish we had the time and the nerve to do: track down and visit our lost loves and try to figure out what the hell happened.

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Coal Run

The anthracite coal fields of eastern Pennsylvania tip their hat to the bituminous mines of the west -- or west of Philadelphia meets east of Pittsburgh. Tawni is funny, plotty, descriptive, and draws you into her world. We seem to cover a lot of the same territory in our writing, which makes me a big fan.

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Blood in the Water

Ripped from the headlines – an ever-so-fictionalized look at what happens when corporate corruption controlling the highest levels of government finds that there is more profit to be made from allowing a natural disaster to happen than preventing it. Was the botched handling of Hurricane Katrina merely incompetence, or a cynical political and financial opportunity for the big-money crowd? A taut, sexy suspense thriller.

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I Am Charlotte SimmonsYou cannot go to college in the new millennium without first reading this. No, I’m not kidding. The incomparable man in the white suit does it again, writing like a man 1/3 his age (and I mean that in a good way). Wolfe is the ultimate journalistic novelist chameleon.

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The Baby Thief

This non-fiction book will blow your mind. Thousands of babies of poor, unfortunate girls, literally stolen and sold to the highest bidder – here in America, so recently that many of them are still alive today, wondering where they really came from and who their real parents are. This is not about truly legal adoption. This is about immoral crimes of the highest order. Barbie Bisantz OWNS this topic and writes with passion and investigative accuracy.

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Ginny Good

Gonzo narrative about the world’s original hippy girl. A funny, ribald, heart-tugging memoir that perfectly recaptures the ‘60’s for those who missed it.

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