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The Diviners
3.02
Rick Moody's character's are connected by the idea of 'thirst,' whether it be a social, political, artistic, or entirely superficial struggle. oh, and ...more
Nov 02, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
 
The Way the Crow Flies
4.06
depicted is the culture and conflicts of families living in the the married quarters of a canadian airbase during the time of post war optimism and th ...more
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Jul 15, 2010
 
The Owl Killers
3.75
if you like historical fiction, you'd love this book. the plague reaches a small village in 14th century england, crops fail, people starve and pagan ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
My Lobotomy: A Memoir
3.66
this follows a npr radio documentary on transorbital lobotomies (also refered to as the icepick lobotomy, after the actual instrument used to puncture ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.07
this is a 'crime novel' and entirely plot driven, which is guess is typical of the genre. it is a good mystery, great for long plane rides and pool si ...more
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Jul 15, 2010
 
One Day
3.74
chronicles the relationship between two people through their twenties into adulthood, by depicting their life on a single day each year. cute concept, ...more
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Jan 29, 2012
 
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
3.88
very enlightening and surprisingly entertaning. this guys is a great storyteller. he describes the ups and downs and day-to-day challenges of growing ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
The Corrections
3.75
people either seem to love this book or despise it. the book itself has won or been nominated for several literary awards, but the author has been vil ...more
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Jun 24, 2011
 
The Hour I First Believed
3.77

columbine, katrina, suffragists, drug addiction....this book address them all and then some. i enjoyed his prior novels, but this was just a bit too m
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Sep 27, 2010
 
Still Alice
4.28
still alice chronicles an early alzheimer experience from the point of view of the patient. it is well paced and detailed, sympathetic. the author res ...more
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Apr 28, 2012
 
The Kingdom of Childhood
3.38
two parallel story lines follow the protagonist as a child in germany and as an fallen waldorfian kindergarten teacher in america. the characters are ...more
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Jan 29, 2012
 
Running with Scissors
3.66
written by the brother of the author of "don't look at me". the characters in this memoir are as colorful as they are disfuncitonal and depraved. he w ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
Speak
3.98
Written from the point of view of a girl entering highschool. Her voice is remote, funny, and sarcastic, bordering on dissociative. The book witnesses ...more
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Sep 27, 2010
 
Big Mouth and Ugly Girl
3.46
intended for young adults. written from the perspective of two kids, big mouth and ugly girl, who have little interaction until a bomb threat shifts t ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.13
its a hard book to pick up because of the subject matter, but it is an amazing story, written by an intelligent individual who is determined to rise a ...more
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Nov 13, 2009
 
Generation A
3.53
Coupland is a modern artist and a wonderful writer. He begins with a concept, and fills it with an absurd but somehow believable scenario, and charact ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
You Are Free
3.53
the stories are closely related in theme and nuance, which makes sense as a collection, but diffuses the impact of the few that were so well-written a ...more
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Jun 24, 2011
 
The Surrendered
3.65
this is a story about an orphan, a missionary, and a soldior whose lives are permanently and fundamentally altered by war. the characters are rich and ...more
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Apr 28, 2012
 
Girl in Translation
3.95
i would recommend this as a y.a. book, as it is written in a tangible diary like narrative, and the occasional social and romantic interludes that bal ...more
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Apr 28, 2012
 
The Outlander
3.66
i actually did not finish this book, which is pretty rare. there was nothing about the character, the writing, the plot, the setting, that kept my int ...more
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Dec 22, 2010
 
Mathilda Savitch
3.16
This male playwright has magically transformed his voice into that of a troubled adolescent. She is consistently inconsistent, fluctuating between imp ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.94
Calpurnia is an inquisitive 11 year old girl living in the south at the turn of the century. A budding naturalists, her observations of the world arou ...more
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Sep 27, 2010
 
The Middle Place
3.84
not what i thought it was going to be about. mostly she prattles on and on about how amazing her father is. her website www.circusofcancer.org is far ...more
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Sep 27, 2010
 
The Interpretation of Murder (Freud, #1)
3.49
freud and jung investigates a serial murder of new york socialites.
heavy on the cheese and light on the historical details and psychoanalysis.
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Jan 29, 2012
 
Jewel
3.60
repetitive and overly sentimental. a few great passages, but not enough the redeem the whole novel.
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Jul 15, 2010
 
Don't Cry
3.55
tough to follow 'veronica,' i think. each story is powerful and has novel potential.
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Nov 13, 2009
 
Franny and Zooey
3.98
such timeless and immortal characters! i love to revisit them once in a while.
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Jan 29, 2012
 
Bossypants
3.93
light funny and smart. good book to keep in the car.
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Apr 28, 2012
 
Little Bee
3.67
I guess you could call it a "story of an unlikely friendship between two women who come from very different places." But its written so well! Selectiv ...more
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Mar 10, 2010
 
Her Fearful Symmetry
3.22
The muse of the story is a historical cemetary in London, "a stony jungle of victorian meloncholy." this sort of unpretentious lyricism is what keeps ...more
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Apr 13, 2010
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