The Book, 2003, Ilfochrome Print

Loretta Lux (b. 1969, Dresden, Germany)
Influence primarily from paintings by Old Masters.
Loretta Lux currently lives and works in Ireland.

The Deserter
By Paul Almond

This riveting tale follows 100 years of Canadian history as seen through the eyes of a settler's family. The story is based on Almond's  great-0grandfather, a deserter from the British Navy, who jumped ship in the middle of winter.  Thomas Manning's leap into uncertainty begins an adventure into the wilderness; he's a brave man who risks everything for the possibility of a new, better life.

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Paul Almond

Almond is best known as a film and television director. He has directed and produced over 130 television dramas for the CBC, BBC, ABC and Granada Television. He directed the first Tennessee William's play permitted on television, "The Rose Tattoo."  He wrote, directed and produced
 "Seven Up," often mistakenly attributed to his assistant at the time, Michael Apted.  In the film,
a group of 14 British children aged seven, from widely ranging backgrounds, are interviewed about
a number of subjects. The assumption was that each child's social class predetermined their  future.
Apted continued the series of six films, following the children into adulthood at sever-year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes changed.

Paul Almond now lives on the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec and Malibu, California.

Blow-Up and Other Stories
By Julio Cortazar

Wonderful stories that challenge one's perception of what is real and what isn't
Strange experiences and strange relationships. 
Best known is the short story "Blow-Up."
Michelangelo Antonioni based his film  of the same name on this story.
The film starred the late David Hemmings. 

A Political Thriller
by Stephen Maher

The Free Thinkers
by Layle Silbert
Simple stories that will make a difference in the way you look at the world. Layle Silbert was also an excellent photographer. He words create images of how people deal with the obstacles in their lives and how they treat each other.

Old School
By Tobias Wolff
An examination of the complexities entailed in becoming a writer.
The truth becomes fiction.  Fiction becomes the truth. 
The story focuses on a New England prep school in 1962,
 and the writing competitions encouraged by the school.
A love of literature permeates the novel.

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