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Books Read 2017, alpha by author

Poetry of Resistance, Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodríguez, ed. – poetry
Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, Dorothy Allison – nonfiction
The Art of Subtext, Charles Baxter – nonfiction
The Boys of My Youth, Jo Ann Beard – nonfiction
We Are All Shipwrecks, Kelly Grey Carlisle – nonfiction
A Childhood: The Biography of a Place, Harry Crews – nonfiction
The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World: A Novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, Brian Doyle – fiction
The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman – nonfiction
Consider the Oyster, M.F.K. Fisher – nonfiction
The Mighty Franks, Michael Frank – nonfiction
Sunset City, Melissa Ginsburg – fiction (no review)
The Situation and the Story, Vivian Gornick – nonfiction
A Field Guide for Immersion Writing: Memoir, Journalism and Travel, Robin Hemley – nonfiction
Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera – fiction
Empire Made, Kief Hillsbery – nonfiction
The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer, Skip Hollandsworth – nonfiction (no review)
The Triggering Town, Richard Hugo – nonfiction
The Goddesses, Swan Huntley – fiction
The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr – nonfiction
The Liars’ Club, Mary Karr – nonfiction (reread)
She Got Up Off the Couch, Havel Kimmel – nonfiction (reread)
A Small Place, Jamaica Kincaid – nonfiction
On Writing, Stephen King – nonfiction
Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, Paul Kingsnorth – nonfiction
The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston – nonfiction
Distance and Direction, Judith Kitchen – nonfiction
Girl in Snow, Danya Kukafka – fiction
I Just Lately Started Buying Wings: Missives from the Other Side of Silence, Kim Dana Kupperman – nonfiction
The Last of Her: A Forensic Memoir, Kim Dana Kupperman – nonfiction
You: An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Person, Kim Kupperman, ed. – nonfiction
Eggshells, Caitriona Lally – fiction
Queen of the Fall, Sonja Livingston – nonfiction
The Pine Barrens, John McPhee – nonfiction
Up in the Old Hotel, Joseph Mitchell – nonfiction
The Pine Island Paradox: Making Connections in a Disconnected World, Kathleen Dean Moore – nonfiction
Bluets, Maggie Nelson – nonfiction
Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, Janisse Ray – nonfiction
First We Read, Then We Write, Robert D. Richardson – nonfiction
Writing from the Center, Scott Russell Sanders – nonfiction
Flesh and Bone and Water, Luiza Sauma – fiction
Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare – fiction (reread)
Key Grip, Dustin Beall Smith – nonfiction
Safekeeping, Abigail Thomas – nonfiction
The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin – nonfiction
various portrait essays selected by Jessie Van Eerden – nonfiction
The Glass Eye, Jeannie Vanasco – nonfiction
“A Sketch of the Past”, Virginia Woolf – nonfiction
One Big Self, C.D. Wright – nonfiction
The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch – nonfiction

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