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The Memory of Running
by Ron McLarty

Published: 1999
Paperback : 358 pages
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  "Walk - Don't Run Through This Story"by nbaker (see profile) 08/12/14

The Memory of Running is a story you will want to take your time with. Let the emotions and characters wash over you slowly to absorb every drop. Smithson Ides (Smithy) is a middle-aged man whose life... (read more)

 
  "Fascinating "coming of age" for a middle-aged man"by FTessa (see profile) 07/08/13

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3.5***

Smithson Ide (Smithy) is 43, a self-described loser working at a toy factory, a chain-smoker, a drunk and obese, when a family tragedy pushes hi


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  "The Memory of Running"by dmslibrarian (see profile) 01/04/12

As Smithson Ide remembers growing up in a house with a psychologically damaged older sister, he gets under your skin. The story of his past, and the story of his present, are inspiring....the characters... (read more)

 
  "The Memory of Running"by hgould (see profile) 10/13/09

 
  "Incredible characters - a beautiful story - and adventure any of us might want to take."by Carolinem (see profile) 05/10/08

This is a powerful story with excellent character development. A powerful read.

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