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OF MUTTS AND MEN as an individual book, and Cate Garrison as an author, were recommended in the 2008 summer reading list for Literary Arts/ Portland Arts and Lectures. The four-author shortlist also included Leo Tolstoy, Michael Chabon and Haruki Murakami, which Cate feels is pretty good company!
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Cate Garrison, 2008
"We’d like to thank the 88 people who responded to our summer reading survey.Below you’ll find some of the unedited comments that were submitted and a short list of the authors who were recommended.
Reading recommendations and comments:
Haruki Marakami:“Always surprising and mysterious.”
Of Mutts and Men by Cate Garrison: “I enjoy reading a book that makes me feel so very much a part of the story and evokes all the proper emotions, at the time of each ‘happening’!! When asked, ‘Who are your favorite authors?’ I happily put Cate Garrison at the top of that list. We are watching and waiting for her next book to be published.”
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy :“This book doesn’t offer a reading experience; rather it offers complete migration to a world not available otherwise. I know nothing of Russian but find the Prevear and Volokhonsky translation seamless and clear, and of course I believe that, somehow, summer will last at least as long as it takes me to finish these 817 pages.”
“I just re-read Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and I am looking forward to his new release on July 29. Any chance of you all could swing an appearance by him in the future? I’ve been obsessed with his books for about a decade now.”
(The webpage also included recommendations for George Macdonald Fraser’s Flashman novels, The Book Thief by Marc, The Potter and the Muse by Lotte Streisinger, Looking for Trouble by Virginia Cowles, Lynne McTaggart’s The Field, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and Trask by Don Berry).