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Books I Read in 2024

January 2024
The Best Short Stories - The O'Henry Prize Winners eds. Lauren Groff and Jenny Milton Quigley
    Collection of stories: some good, a few even better.
In the Kingdom of Ice - The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette Hampton Sides
    A masterpiece. History writing at its finest.
Too Good to be Forgotten - Changing America in the 60's and 70's David Obst
    Dig some real cool baby boomer nostalgia, up close and personal - a real page turner from a very involved insider.
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Deesha Philyaw
    Very fine, sensitive, delicious stories. 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award winner.
The Five Wounds Kirstin Valdez Quade
    Authentic characters deal with family dysfunction. Well done.
February 2024
Two Nurses, Smoking David Means
    Collection of great stories by a master.
This Other Eden Paul Harding
    Beautiful, heartbreaking piece, based on the tragic Malaga Island story. Shortlisted for the 2023 Man Booker.
Troubles J.G. Farrell
    Brilliant. The Irish 'Troubles' of circa 1920 as lived by WWI Major Archer and associates at the dying Majestic Hotel. At once hilarious and heartbreaking. Winner of he Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Lost Man Booker Prize.

Greg Gordon MD, CFII