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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them
Joshua Greene
The Wisdom Of The Myths: How Greek Mythology Can Change Your Life
Luc Ferry

The Lost Books of The Odyssey: A Novel

The Lost Books of The Odyssey - Zachary Mason This is a beautiful collection of tone poems and evocative scenes inspired by the Odyssey. Those looking for a through-composed novel will be disappointed. The collection of stories explores Odysseus and a multitude of other characters and events from both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Author, Mason, demonstrates a deep love for and knowledge of these old stories, both the tales in the "official" version we all read in high school, and those apocryphal tales that survived many generations of oral and written tradition. The overall effect of the book is a haunting, poetic interpretation of a classic that has deep roots in Western culture.