December 2, 2010 In the information age, the unexplored is hard to come by. Author Richard Harvell recommends three titles to take you back to a time when the unknown was a little more accessible — and to remind you of the power of wonder and imagination.
January 6, 2007 'Perfume' is a dark and dramatic tale of obsession, murder and the quest for a truly transcendent fragrance. And the main character is a dirty perfumer with a nose of gold and a heart of stone.
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August 13, 2006 Feelance writer Philip Connors doubles as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico. The job lasts six months a year, and gives him a chance to peruse a fair amount of literature. He offers a few recommendations, including the novel Homeland, a series of updates provided to a high school alum newsletter and one of "the funniest things" he's ever read.
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