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Mama Day
4.15
A beautiful story about a town called "Willow Springs," so tiny it doesn't appear on any maps and the story of the generations of women who have lived...more
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Jun 07, 2007
 
The Hearing Trumpet
4.15
This is exactly what a Surrealist painting looks like in book form. In short, if you must have sensible straightforward plots this is not the book for...more
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Jan 13, 2011
 
The Kappa Child
3.77
**spoiler alert** This is the third novel I've read in about a two year period that features pseudocyesis, or a false pregnancy (subject exhibits symp...more
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Nov 17, 2009
 
When Alice Lay Down With Peter
3.73
This was one of the Canadian Lit texts I never actually read. This novel had so many of the themes from other novels I read for that class it was a li...more
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Jun 06, 2008
 
The Pillow Friend
3.05
**spoiler alert** I liked this book and didn't like it all at once. I think the most compelling parts for me were the parts where Agnes' pillow friend...more
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Nov 17, 2009
 
Like Water for Chocolate
3.91
This book is totally over the top when it comes to romance and emotions and just about everything. But it's so over the top that I truly enjoyed it. T...more
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Oct 08, 2010
 
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
3.98
This was a sort of magic realism novel with just small bits of magic in a mostly ordinary setting. I felt like some of the magic was just tacked on -...more
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Feb 23, 2011
 
Garden Spells
4.06
This book reminds me a lot of Mama Day in that the magic here is kind of everyday and small rather than big and dramatic, but it's still intriguing an...more
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Nov 20, 2007
 
Nights At The Circus
3.96
Concerning the life and times of Fevvers, a circus performer who may or may not actually possess wings. The novel begins with a newspaper reporter bec...more
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Jun 07, 2007
 
The Baron in the Trees
4.05
This is not actually the version of this story that I read. I read it as part of a compilation of Calvino's stories. It is the tale of a young man who...more
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Jun 07, 2007
 
The Magic Toyshop
3.89
When Melanie's parents die in a tragic accident she and her sister Victoria are sent to live with her tyrannical uncle Philip, a strange man, verging...more
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Jun 07, 2007
 
Sexing the Cherry
3.83
This novel is a fragmentary and dreamlike fairy tale story about a young man named Jordan and his adopted mother, who is of epic proportions. You have...more
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Jun 07, 2007
 
The House of the Spirits
4.16
A novel of magic realism detailing the entire history of a family, told from the perspective of a girl named Alba who reads her grandmother Clara's jo...more
Jan 2006
Jun 06, 2007
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