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Caroline Paul's Top Book Recommendations

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Recommended by Caroline Paul, and 1 others.

Caroline PaulGiving out this book is my small way of encouraging people to look up, make sense of the sky, and along the way experience an existential jolt. (Source)

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The Dog Stars

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley.
But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than...
Recommended by Caroline Paul, and 1 others.

Caroline PaulI really love [this book]. I picked it up because I love the stars, basically. (Source)

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Sea Kayaking In Baja

Recommended by Caroline Paul, and 1 others.

Caroline Paul[My friend and I] read this book. [The auther] listed the routes, where you would pull into camp, what you would need to bring, how you get down there. We followed [this book] to a T. (Source)

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The Things They Carried

A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in...

Karl MarlantesBut when O’Brien wrote The Things They Carried he came down to absolute real brass tacks. It was no longer surreal, it was like here’s a list of what a grunt carries, an infantry soldier… (Source)

Caroline PaulA beautiful book by a writer who fought in Vietnam. (Source)

Eugene Gu@realDonaldTrump Tim O’Brien is the author of the book The Things They Carried, which was about the Vietnam War. Must be very triggering for Trump since he dodged the draft multiple times with fraudulent doctors’ notes for fake bone spurs like a coward. (Source)

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