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Books as Furniture

A record of where time has been lost, spent, or restructured. 

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Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
Robert Graysmith
Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud: Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services (Networking Technology)
Huseni Saboowala, Muhammad Abid, Sudhir Modali
Write Good or Die
Scott Nicholson
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Francine Prose

Ironweed: A Novel

Ironweed: A Novel - William Kennedy When words put their hands on my face, force me to look at them, inject their intensity into my eyes, my veins, and leave me exhausted when I look away, I know that the reading experience was essential, important, real. That happened to me repeatedly as I read this book. I ended loving the characters, or wanting to love the characters despite their unlovability. Surely I will lie awake and imagine the could-of-beens in their lives, even though Kennedy's characters accepted their fates, willingly or not.