Tom Simard

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An Invitation to Read

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

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A Baker’s Dozen

Interested in a good book? Here’s a baker’s dozen of the best books I read this year:

1.  The Iliad: A New Translation (Translator: Stephen Mitchell)
2.  Hospital of the Transfiguration (Stanislaw Lem)
3.  Slavery by Another Name (Douglas A. Blackmon)
4.  Johannes Brahms: A Biography (Jan Swafford)
5.  Rabbit Boss (Thomas Sanchez)
6.  Everything Flows (Vasily Grossman)
7.  The 42nd Parallel (John Dos Passos)
8.  The Heart of a Dog (Mikhail Bulgakov)
9.  Suleiman the Magnificent (Andre Clot)
10. Constantinople: The Last Great Siege 1453 (Roger Crowley)
11. Forty Days of Musa Dagh (Franz Werfel)
12. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Kurt Vonnegut)
13. Off Side (Manuel Vazquez Montalban)

An Odyssey

Are you interested in the ultimate adventure? If so, why not join us as we begin the Odyssey?

The Odyssey

A very early heads up for those who might want to join others in reading the Stanley Lombardo translation of the Odyssey.  As you might recall, last year we did the same with the Stephen Mitchell translation of The Iliad, which I found to be an incredible read.  The idea is to begin mid-December.

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