Deon's Picks

Reading books is one of my pleasures.  I thoroughly enjoy sharing my favorites by recommending a book and finding out it was enjoyed by another reader.  Discovering a new author or book is one of life’s little delights. 

Eclectic might best describe my reading. Wonderful literature is a joy; my very favorite book is Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. I love reading Charles Dickens, Dumas, E. M. Forster, Victor Hugo and so many others.  More modern authors such as Ivan Doig, Vikram Chandra, Pam Houston, Garth Stein, Diana Abu-Jaber, Michael, Malone, Pat Conroy, Salmon Rushdie, and Isabel Allende are among my favorites. 

Sinking in with a good mystery is fun too.  I enjoy Craig Johnson, Michael Malone, PD James, Jacqueline Winspear, Spencer Quinn, MC Beaton, Mathew Pearl, Louis Bayard, Alexander McCall-Smith, Tana French, Rita Mae Brown,  Steig Larsson and many others.

Travel Essay is another genre I like to read, it is fun to explore far off places through the pages of a book.  Francis Mayes, Peter Mayle, Bill Bryson, and Freya Stark are some of my favorites. 

I love reading about animals.  James Herriot, Patricia McConnell,  Ian Dunbar, and Gary Paulson are some of the authors I enjoy.  And I read non fiction too.  Timothy Egan and Malcom Gladwell are favorites. .Here are a few of books I highly recommend. 

When not reading, I enjoy spending time with the furry members of our family, hiking, listening to music and enjoying the company of friends.

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The Western Star: A Longmire Mystery Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525426950
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Published: Viking - September 5th, 2017

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American War: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780451493583
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Published: Knopf - April 4th, 2017

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250113320
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017

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The Dark Room Cover Image
$26.40
ISBN: 9780544784673
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 10th, 2017

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Blood and Bone (An Alice Madison Novel #3) Cover Image
$29.69
ISBN: 9781681442976
Availability: Backordered
Published: Quercus - January 3rd, 2017

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The Girl in Green Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544706255
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 3rd, 2017

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Different Class: A Novel Cover Image
$28.60
ISBN: 9781501155512
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Published: Gallery Books - January 3rd, 2017

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The Chilbury Ladies' Choir: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101906750
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Published: Crown - February 14th, 2017

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We Were the Lucky Ones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399563089
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Published: Viking - February 14th, 2017

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Edgar and Lucy: A Novel Cover Image
$30.79
ISBN: 9781250096982
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 7th, 2017

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The Hearts of Men: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062469687
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Published: Ecco - March 7th, 2017

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The Confessions of Young Nero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451473387
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Published: Berkley - March 7th, 2017

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In the Name of the Family: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812996975
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Published: Random House - March 7th, 2017

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The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125927
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Published: Mysterious Press - March 7th, 2017

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In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062436603
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Published: Harper - March 14th, 2017

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Cold Hearted River: A Sean Stranahan Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525429609
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Published: Viking - July 4th, 2017

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The Women in the Castle: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062563668
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Published: William Morrow - March 28th, 2017

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Earthly Remains (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802126474
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 4th, 2017

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Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone Cover Image
$27.49
ISBN: 9780778319993
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Published: Park Row - May 16th, 2017

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Since We Fell: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062129383
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Published: Ecco - May 9th, 2017

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Salt Houses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544912588
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 2nd, 2017

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The Widow Nash Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781619029286
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 13th, 2017

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Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

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Everybody's Son: A Novel Cover Image
$29.69
ISBN: 9780062442246
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

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The Lost History of Stars: A Novel By The Author Of Guernica Cover Image
$28.55
ISBN: 9781616204174
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 6th, 2017

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The Almost Sisters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062105714
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Published: William Morrow - July 11th, 2017

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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524733155
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Published: Knopf - June 6th, 2017

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The Right Side: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501118401
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Published: Atria Books - June 27th, 2017

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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel Cover Image
$30.79
ISBN: 9781250081438
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

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The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524760786
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Published: Hogarth - August 22nd, 2017

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The Bedlam Stacks Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781620409671
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 2017

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The Child Finder: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062659057
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Published: Harper - September 5th, 2017

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The Golden House: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399592805
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Published: Random House - September 5th, 2017

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The Dry: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250105608
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2017

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The Confusion of Languages Cover Image
$28.60
ISBN: 9780399158926
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 27th, 2017