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Personal Velocity
Rebecca Miller

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Meet These Women: Famous and Obscure, Historical and Modern

By Sarah Jane Abbott | July 19, 2017

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
J. K. Rowling

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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The Return of the King
J. R. R. Tolkien

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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Animal Farm
George Orwell

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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Nineteen Minutes
Jodi Picoult

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8 Really Great Books We’ve Lied About Reading (Sorry)

By Off the Shelf Staff | July 17, 2017

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The Keeper of Lost Causes
Jussi Adler-Olsen

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11 Novels That Will Make You Book a Scandinavian Vacation

By Kerry Fiallo | July 18, 2017

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Jonas Jonasson

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11 Novels That Will Make You Book a Scandinavian Vacation

By Kerry Fiallo | July 18, 2017

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson

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By Kerry Fiallo | July 18, 2017

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The Road
Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy was long an influence of mine before this novel. It is one of the few books I can recall that has kept me awake at night. It is bleak, gritty, hurtful, and I think extraordinarily human.

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Michael Farris Smith is the recipient of the Mississippi Author Award, Transatlantic Review Award, Brick Streets Press Short Story Award, Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. A graduate of Mississippi State and the Center for Writers at Southern Miss, Michael currently resides in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters. In his book Rivers, out today in paperback, he draws from his Southern roots to tell a powerful story of survival and redemption set in the post-Katrina South after violent storms have decimated the region. Reviewers have compared Michael to a slew of Southern literary greats—Cormac McCarthy, Faulkner, Larry Brown and Margaret Atwood, to name a few—but Off the Shelf was curious about who Michael considered to be his biggest influences while writing his book. Here, he gives us a strong mix of dystopian, post-apocalyptic and New Orleanian.

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