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Free Books

There is an excellent selection of titles currently available in the 27th Street Book Box. These include Redemption Falls by the excellent Irish author, Joseph O’Connor, a couple of the Godfather books, two of Patricia Highsmith’s novels, and many more. You’re welcome to take a… Read More

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Free Books!

A benefactor dropped off a heaping helping of good books for the Twenty Seventh Street Book Box today and there are plenty of new titles to choose from + we have lots of back-ups to keep the box stuffed with good reading. The box is… Read More

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Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Recently we watched the first two seasons of the British television mysteries Shetland, set on the Shetland Islands. I thought the show was very good, although I found I had to be very attentive because I wasn’t used to the accents, and as well, the… Read More

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Free Books

There are some excellent titles available for free in right now in the 27th Street Book Box. These include a collection of stories by songster Steve Earle, called Doghouse Roses and the new biography of one of Mr. Earle’s pals, Guy Clark, called Withour Getting… Read More

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The Whites by Richard Price

The Whites is a pretty good bit of crime fiction. Gritty cop/ex-cop drama, curiously propelled by the actions of one of the characters many years before. Perhaps too many characters for me to cope with. Plenty of detail. Several murders. This was a “notable book… Read More

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Free Books

There is a great selection of books right now at the 27th Street Book box. It’s in front of our home on 27th Street (near all the construction madness). Books are free to take. You can keep them or borrow them, and if you like,… Read More

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Orfeo

Sleep last night was limited by my inability to put down Orfeo, the 2014 novel by Richard Powers. What an unusual, imaginative and engaging read! Peter Els is a 70 year old, retired music composer. After a career in which he has consistently challenged boundaries,… Read More