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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

  Title: Clock Dance Author: Anny Tyler Type: Fiction Finished: August 27, 2018 Rating: ★★★★★               Anne Tyler is a master storyteller probing the lives of the people in dysfunctional families. This is the third novel of hers I’ve read, the others being Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and Breathing …

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Pictures Date: September 2, 2018 After a restful night in The Dalles I was ready to head out on my second day chasing trains. I was determined to get out east of  Maryhill, Washington. It is a loooong way out to Maryhill from Portland – about 120 miles. I thought it would be useful to …

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Title: The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age. 1865-1896 Author: Richard White Date Finished: August 6, 2018 Report Posted: September 4, 2018 Rating: ★★★★★         This book is a comprehensive view of Reconstruction to 1900s. Politics, power, culture, western expansion and industrialization. It would be …

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