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Average rating: 4.33 · 3 ratings · 1 review · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Exit Lines
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2009
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Abecedarium
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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A Lexicon of Lost Words
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They Love to Tell the Story...
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Holy Days: Poems
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Ben Yagoda explores print reference books that just might be better than their online counterparts. Of course, part of the enjoyment comes from the tactile nature or the joys of serendipitous searching, but those aspects are part of what make print books great.[image error]
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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This is one of the best books I've read this year. Ozeki plays with narrative a good deal, as she tells two parallel stories, one of "Ruth" who is reading the story of Nao that she has found. The two end up influencing each other in interesting ways. ...more
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I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
by Sloane Crosley
read in December, 2014
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There are few writers who make me laugh out loud (two who can do it regularly). Crosley never got me to that point, but she came pretty close in almost every essay. That's a pretty good track record. What worked so well for me in this collection is t ...more
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The Words by Jean-Paul Sartre
The Words
by Jean-Paul Sartre
read in December, 2014
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I don't remember where I read about this book and why whatever I read motivated me to read it, but I wish that person some small sort of suffering now that I have finished. I spent much of this book wondering if Sartre's life was boring or if it was ...more
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The 50 Funniest American Writers by Andy Borowitz
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I'm probably being a bit generous with my rating, as I didn't find most of this book funny. It got much better once it got to contemporary writers, such as David Sedaris, Molly Ivins, Ian Frazier, and David Rakoff. When one of the funniest pieces is ...more
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson
read in December, 2014
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This book has a gimmick I won't mention, just in case you read it without being aware of it (though you'll quickly figure it out), but the book is not simply that gimmick. Instead, it's a good exploration of the English character, especially during t ...more
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At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcón
At Night We Walk in Circles
by Daniel Alarcón (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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This is a solid novel that tells a compelling stories with characters I cared about. I not only was interested in what happens (as Alarcon defintely keeps readers motivated that way), but I was interested in why things happened and who they happened ...more
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The Position by Meg Wolitzer
The Position
by Meg Wolitzer
read in December, 2014
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This is a strong narrative that follows a couple who writes a sex book in the 1970s and their four children who find that book shortly after it's published. Not surprisingly, it affects those kids a good deal. Most of the book follows the kids as adu ...more
Kevin Brown rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Our Kind by Kate Walbert
Our Kind
by Kate Walbert
read in November, 2014
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This is listed as a novel, but it's really connected short stories that form an overarching narrative. There aren't many of these works (Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout is another really good one), but I always enjoy them. Another interesting ap ...more
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The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter
The Feast of Love
by Charles Baxter
read in November, 2014
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This is a quiet book where little happens that is very dramatic, but it is a great portrayal of love and what it does to us, both good and bad. It has multiple narrators to convey the different kinds of love, which adds to its richness. I have to adm ...more
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
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Fowler tells a great story in this novel, as she explores family, guilt, and memories. The narrator is aware of herself as a storyteller, so she's also commenting on the act of narrative, in general, especially as it relates to memory. On top of all ...more
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