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Van Gogh: The Asylum Year / by Edwin Mullins

There is a reminder in this lovely book of why so many people are Van Gogh fans; he is the most accessible of artists because we know so much about him.  His incredible output on canvas is matched only by the number of his personal letters that have survived, most written to his brother and benefactor, Theo.  This is especially true for the months leading to his untimely death when Vincent, after a terrible incident of self-mutilation, realized he needed the shelter of a hospital for the…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Biography yesterday.

Outback / by Thomas Keneally

This is a dated study, but a good one.  In 1985 Thomas Keneally traveled around Australia’s vast Northern Territory to compose an essay more about the people than the landscape they live in.  This is not to say he ignored the scenery, but rather he studied the effects of that scenery on both Aboriginal and Euro-Australian residents.  The result is a very entertaining coffee-table book that is jammed with some beautiful photography. I especially appreciated his descriptions of Darwin and Alice…Continue

Started by Kim Allen Scott in Australian Author Jul 19.

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

Reach for the box of Kleenex, Love Anthony is a tear-jerker. The third novel by NY Times best seller, Lisa Genova is as emotional, engaging and poignant as her previous works, Still Alice and Left Neglected. It is ultimately a tale of unconditional love that will force you to ask…Continue

Started by Read, Review & Win in Fiction A-Z (General) Jul 12.

Coal to Diamonds : a memoir by Beth Ditto with Michelle Tea

Beth Ditto’s autobiography with Michelle Tea proves that the Gossip’s effervescent frontwoman is a diamond in the rough. A proud punk, her story is told in the form of various episodes from her fractured childhood in Arkansas. It was not an easy one by any stretch, as Ditto was part of a large, blended…Continue

Started by Read, Review & Win in Biography Jul 12.

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