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Mar 16, 2014 08:51PM

43519 I think that Stephen King's "Joyland" might fit your needs. KIng is such a great story teller. This story is a nostalgic, coming of age tale that kept me reading way past my bedtime. It is not a horror story, just a good yarn.

I also recommend King's novellas in his book, "Different Seasons" and the novel, "11/22/63."
Good Mysteries (30 new)
Mar 15, 2014 01:51PM

43519 If you like Gone Girl, you will enjoy Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters is also a great mystery.
Mar 10, 2014 07:45PM

43519 The Language of Flowers is about a young girl who is a victim of the foster care system. It is an interesting story that provokes a lot of discussion about motherhood.
Jan 19, 2014 09:43AM

43519 Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea is one of my favorites.

Snow Country by Kawabata is amazing....

and If you have the patience for a longer novel, Orhan Pamuk's writing is absolutely poetic.
Dec 10, 2013 09:40AM

43519 Jonathan Carroll's novels are a bit twisted and utilize some magic realism. He had quite a cult following when I was in college.
43519 Fingersmith by Sarah Waters keeps you guessing to the last chapter.
Oct 04, 2013 07:17AM

43519 You might enjoy Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.
short stories (26 new)
Aug 17, 2013 06:32AM

43519 Elizabeth wrote: "I also love short stories by Henry James. Some of them are very funny from a social commentary view combined with ill timed circumstances. Now I'm reading "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" by Davi..."

I love David Sedaris but I find his audio books much more enjoyable than the written page. My favorite is SantaLand Diaries.
short stories (26 new)
Aug 09, 2013 09:26AM

43519 Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote are classic.
short stories (26 new)
Aug 09, 2013 08:48AM

43519 Stephen King short stories are great. Lot's of character!
Jul 24, 2013 10:02PM

43519 Fingersmih by Sarah Waters

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Jul 15, 2013 08:21PM

43519 The Death of Bees is good.
Jul 15, 2013 04:34PM

43519 Geraldine Brooks has written great historic novels: The March (about the Civil War); Caleb's Crossing ( about the first native Americans to attend Harvard); Year of Wonders (about the Black Plague). Each of her books sheds light on a particular historic event and how individuals were affected by the event. Brooks's writing is phenomenal.

Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 is also one that I enjoyed. It is about the tragic flood of molasses that plagued Boston when a huge molasses vat broke. It's a little-known event in history but it had a profound effect on the city of Boston.
Time travel (16 new)
Jun 26, 2013 08:56PM

43519 11/22/63 is a good one by Steven King.
Jun 06, 2013 08:14AM

43519 This book provides a broad overview of China's history:

China  A New History by John King Fairbank
May 29, 2013 09:24AM

43519 There is an extensive list here on GR under Books in Diary Format
May 29, 2013 09:16AM

43519 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!

The Account of Mary Rowlandson and Other Indian Captivity Narratives

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Screwtape Letters
Beach read (7 new)
Apr 29, 2013 04:13PM

43519 I thought that The Nanny Diaries was pretty funny.
Apr 12, 2013 10:53AM

43519 Phantom of the Opera by Leroux
Apr 06, 2013 08:57PM

43519 Orhan Pamuk, a nobel laureate from Turkey, writes beautiful prose.

Kawabata, another wonderful lyrical writer, is from Japan.
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