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Favorite authorsAeschylus, T. C. Boyle, Alan Bradley, Geraldine Brooks, Bill Bryson, Willa Cather, Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Theodore Dreiser, Heidi W. Durrow, Hope Edelman, George Eliot, Jeffrey Eugenides, Eurípides, Fannie Flagg, E. M. Forster, Tana French, Elizabeth George, Carol Goodman, T. Greenwood, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Khaled Hosseini, Kazuo Ishiguro, Haven Kimmel, Katrina Kittle, Yann Martel, W. Somerset Maugham, Guy de Maupassant, Daphne du Maurier, Frank McCourt, Ian McEwan, Larry McMurtry, Audrey Niffenegger, Edgar Allan Poe, Francine Prose, Anna Quindlen, Ruth Rendell, Marilynne Robinson, J. K. Rowling, Oliver Sacks, Carol Shields, Alexander McCall Smith, Anne Tyler, Fay Weldon, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresMultnomah County Library - Title Wave Used Books, Murder by the Book - Portland, OR, Periodicals Paradise, Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Powell's Books at PDX, Powell's Books on Hawthorne, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Robert's Book Shop

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Currently readingThis Body of Death by Elizabeth George

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