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Favorite Books

Recent books that have stayed with me are Bel Canto and Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett, Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey and, most recently, The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller.

What I'm Reading

My next book is The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. I just finished The Best American Short Stories 2009, edited by Alice Sebold. Currently, I'm reading C.M. Mayo's historical novel, The Last Prince, about Austin de Iturbide y Green, the two year old Heir Presumptive to the Archduke of Austria, Maximilian von Habsburg, who was installed by Napoleon as Emperor of Mexico. Yes, this really happened.

Favorite Authors

I love everything by Jane Austen and Cormac McCarthy: how about that for strange bedfellows?

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