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A Very Human Story: Review of ‘One Station Away’ by Olaf Olaffson

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Knowing the author of One Station Away: A Novel, Olaf Olafsson, is a successful businessman, the Executive Vice President of Time Warner and responsible for introducing Sony PlayStation, this book was not what I had expected, but I was pleasantly surprised  how well written and engaging it was. One Station Away is the thoughtful story of Magnus, a Yale neurologist who conducts research on head trauma patients who appear to have no mental capabilities but in fact may be conscious and communicative. The story takes us through his relationships with the three most important women in his life: his patient, his fiancée, and his mother. With his comatose patient, he spends many evenings holding his her hand and feeling powerless to…

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10 New Books of Literary Fiction with a Razor’s Edge

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Literary fiction occupies a special place in the world of books. There are masterpieces that combine elements of heart, fantasy, science fiction, war-narratives, biographies, soul and humor to create something that is unique as well as familiar. Here are ten brand new literary works of fiction by the late Sam Shepard, Fiona Mozley, Elif Shafak, Nora Roberts, Jenny Diski and others that we think are pretty edgy. Spy of the First Person, Sam Shepard This is the final work of the late Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, actor, musician and private person Sam Shepard who died in July at the age of 73. With an unnamed narrator to guide the way, we are taken through the perspective, life and memories of his work,…

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