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Efrem Sigel

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Average rating: 3.18 · 67 ratings · 31 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Disappearance
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Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon
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John Adams by David McCullough
John Adams
by David McCullough
read in January, 1998
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It's hard to say which of the McCullough books I like best, but this biography of Adams is in the very top rank for me. I often think of Adams' all-consuming ambition (from an early age he knew he was destined to do great things), boundless energy an...more
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The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough
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This was the first of the David McCullough books I've read, a majestic story of the creation of the Panama Canal. He is a wonderful storyteller who stamps his real-life characters with the seal of veracity. This is history as we want it to be, full o...more
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Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Out Stealing Horses
by Per Petterson
read in August, 2012
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This book confused me. The writing is memorable in its stark lyricism and its rendering of rural Norway is all the more beautiful for being understated. The narrator, Trond, is a deeply unhappy person, obsessed by the events of a fateful summer long...more
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Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
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This is the first of the Palliser novels, Trollope's series about English politicians, but it's chiefly concerned with two women, Alice Vavasor, who almost makes a horribly wrong choice of a mate (it takes most of the book before she comes to her sen...more
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Room by Emma Donoghue
Room
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2011
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The skill with which this author gets inside the heads of her two main characters, the mother and her 5-year old son, is an astonishing achievement. The second half of the book, after their emergence into the world, doesn't--and couldn't--measure up...more
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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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This is the book that will make you fall in love with Cormac McCarthy. His prose is so beautiful that at times it's heart-rending. Story takes second place to setting, but there's enough story to make you keep turning the pages and in the process dis...more
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Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
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A classic, and deservedly so. If you haven't yet discovered Trollope, or have tried and wondered why, this is the book that can make you a convert. In its long-winded, roundabout way it is one of the funniest novels you'll ever read; its portrait of...more
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Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri
read in January, 2002
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Jhumpa Lahiri writes like an angel; every sentence is a jewel. The pain of being an immigrant, a stranger in America, comes through in every story, but each one is different and each one is moving. A rare book.
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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander
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Some amazing writing here. The author is very young but his knowledge of the human heart has enabled him to create some memorable characters and situations. Funny, moving and wise.
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Sheryl Bronkesh Hi,
Not quite sure how you got my name - perhaps we know someone in common. I Googled you and learned that you have a novel coming out this week. Congratulations! I am reading Songs for the Butcher's Daughter by peter Manseu and enjoying it immensely.
Sheryl


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