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Leif Enger
Birth date: January 01, 1961
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 4 months ago
This is my kind of story, reminiscent of Fredrik Backman’s quirky characters in down-on-their luck communities, or the true-grit folks you might have seen years ago on the television show Northern Exposure. While Virgil is the eponymous hero of this novel, Enger offers us plenty of other characters ...
Sorry kids, no feet.
Sorry kids, no feet. rated it 6 months ago
My quest to read outside my bubble continues. I've dabbled in sci-fi. I've tried fantasy. I've even recently finished a few YA novels. Virgil Wander brings me something completely different. Very, very rarely do I read anything with a contemporary label. The book club label is a huge deal breaker fo...
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Momster Bookworm rated it 4 years ago
This reads, in part, like a underdog story. However, it's not drab and dour, but of taking one on the chin. It's about frontier life in 1960s Minnesota. There's a secondary, and mini, story in there, too -- written in verse. Some of the prose was quite lyrical, too. I enjoyed this read, as it showca...
Valz rated it 7 years ago
Best descriptions I've ever read of what it's like to be in extremely cold weather. I wasn't all that crazy for the story but I enjoyed the author's skill with words.
The Aussie Zombie
The Aussie Zombie rated it 7 years ago
I don't even remember when, or why I picked up So Brave, Young and Handsome (although the sticker on the back tells me I bought it somewhere in the Euro-zone - it must have been an impulse purchase at a train station!) and it probably would have sat on my shelf for a lot longer than the two years it...
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