THE FALL OF PRINCES

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By Robert Goolrick

Young Rooney is flying high on Wall Street - money, drugs, women - until he crashes.  This semi-autobiographical novel is narrated by an older and much, much wiser Rooney.  Goolrick is a fascinating writer. (Try his memoir, THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.)

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A HISTORY OF LONELINESS

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By John Boyne

Irish priest Odran Yates leads a peaceful life, until he is pulled from his teaching position and sent to a parish to fill in for an old friend who is being relocated once again.  Odran does not want to confront the scandal rocking the church, but eventually he is forced to consider whether he himself shares some guilt.  Powerful and moving fiction from a terrific writer.

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