Tanner was one of 24 children 12 or younger shot in Chicago in 2016.
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I think you two bring up good points about the characters, the nature of their friendships and their, eventual, success in the fields of their choosing.
She thought he would take care of them.
For instance, I doubt that Jude would lack formal education and suffer years of abuse, only to be accepted into a good college, matriculate into an Ivy law school, obtain an advanced math degree at the same time, while simultaneously working at a bakery where he becomes an excellent baker, on top of being an exemplary cook.
Of course it's wonderful for me to get this prize.
I won't have time to read it until later this year, but I will be keeping an eye on the reviews (including the one we'll likely receive from you, EdParks) to try to decide whether it's a question of "when" instead of "if".
I think the 2017 prize will be interesting...
I'm not sure he succeeded entirely.
I like the cover, and the scope of the book (and its subject matter) is intriguing--sounds like a real deviation from his previous two endeavors.
lots of big names and big books!
He is an Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate and had published a number of well regarded novels in the 1970s, one drawing favorable comparison to Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio." Driftless was the first novel he'd published in 30 years, after the accident.
That may explain why there are pre-pub-dated copies floating around.
I'm glad that the Library of Congress recognized Doctorow with its "Prize for American Fiction" before he died, there can't be many more people that are as or more deserving than he was.