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The Orchardist
3.75
it was amazing
Let’s state it up front. This is a GREAT book. Not a pretty good book with some nice qualities, but a powerful, beautiful, thoughtful and incredibly m ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Apr 09, 2012
 
The Round House
3.91
it was amazing
The Round House is a knockout of a book.

Louise Erdrich is one of the true deities in America's literary Olympus. With The Round House she has used her
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Jul 17, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
 
Live by Night (Coughlin, #2)
3.89
it was amazing

The opening scene of Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition gangster tale, Live by Night has our hero, Joe Coughlin, on a tugboat, in the Gulf of Mexico, fitted
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Oct 07, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
Flight Behavior
3.75
it was amazing
In 2004 Barbara Kingsolver moved from Tucson, where she had lived since 1978, to southern Appalachia. This marked a return to her roots, migrating bac ...more
May 31, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
3.81
it was amazing
It is early in the latest Iraq war. SPC Billy Lynn, a 19-year-old, silver-star-recipient and bona fide war hero, is about to be honored at the Dallas ...more
Jan 09, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Canada
3.49
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s latest novel begins:
First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the mu
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Dec 28, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
 
The Cove
3.66
it was amazing
UPDATED - 4/3/12 - see link at bottom

The Cove, a remote locale in North Carolina, is a cursed place, or so everyone seems to think. The story opens in
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Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
4.26
it was amazing
His whole career has been an education in hypocrisy. Eyes that once skewered him now kindle with simulated regard. Hands that would like to knock hi
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May 08, 2015
May 03, 2015
 
The World We Found
3.78
it was amazing
Thrity Umrigar is the internationally renowned author of The Space Between Us, an impressive tale of class and family in India. In the World We Found, ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jul 26, 2011