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Any book by James Lee Burke but especially the Dave Robicheaux ones are great. Talk about LUSH language..truly beautiful.

In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead (Dave Robicheaux Series by James Lee Burke

A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux)

A Stained White Radiance (Dave Robicheaux)

Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission/Hampton Sides

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A Morning for Flamingos (Dave Robicheaux Book by James Lee Burke A reread for 2015

James Lee Burke’s “Creole Bell” & his recurring character Dave Robicheaux are still chasing the state’s demons. “Creole Bell” deals with Robicheaux healing in a New Orleans hospital after receiving gun shot wounds from Burke’s previous book, “The Glass Rainbow.” In a morphine haze he receives a visitor, Tee Jolie Melton, who gives him an iPod with a country blues song, “My Creole Belle.”

'Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel' by James Lee Burke ---- Languishing in a recovery unit on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Dave Robicheaux is fighting an enemy more insidious than the one .

James Lee Burke. This list is a good start for reading Burke. Really envy you if you are just finding him. :)

To read a James Lee Burke novel is to reacquaint yourself with a quality and style of writing that creates images so vivid that you can hear the water lapping at the edge of the bayou and feel the humidity in the Louisiana parish air.

The Year of the Flood  By Margaret Atwood

Kind of a prequel/sequel to Oryx & Crake, but you don't need to read that one to appreciate this one. I've never read a Margaret Atwood book I didn't like. This is one of her bleak dystopian future sci-fi books, but somehow manages not to be depressing.

Blind Descent (Anna Pigeon, #6) - Nevada Barr

What's more terrifying than knowing someone wants to kill you? Maybe it's being in a tiny, narrow cave, in the dark, and knowing your stalker is between you and the exit.

Book 3 of a fascinating alternate universe trio by Jo Walton. What if America hadn't entered WWII and the British had negotiated peace with Hitler and Mussolini? Let's just say that 1960 in this universe did not usher in the age of British Rock and mini skirts.

The third in Jo Walton's trilogy. Another hair raising journey in an alternate past. Half a Crown (Small Change).

Still Life With Bread Crumbs: Anna Quindlen's novel Still Life With Bread Crumbs tells the unlikely love story between a photographer reevaluating her life and the roofer she meets along the way.

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen. begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women.

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