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The Fixer
3.93
With the possible exception of Night by Elie Wiesel, The Fixer is the most powerful and affecting book I've ever read.

It tells the story of a Jew livi...more
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Aug 28, 2010
 
9
A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.21
When I finished this book I felt very confident that I enjoyed reading it more than I have any other book this year. As I added it to my spreadsheet a...more
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Aug 28, 2010
 
15
A Land More Kind Than Home
3.84
Without question, A Land More Kind Than Home is the best book I've read so far this year. It follows the story of a small, North Carolina church and...more
Apr 02, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
3
I Married a Communist
3.75
Anyone who's paid any attention whatsoever to my reading habits knows that Philip Roth is far and away my favorite author. I've made it through about...more
Jun 17, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
12
Blueprints for Building Better Girls: Fiction
3.56
I want to buy 1,000 copies of Blueprints for Building Better Girls and hand them out to random passersby on the streets. I want this book to be rea...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 05, 2011
 
11
The Jungle
3.67
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a book that I wish I'd read years ago. The lessons contained within are heartbreaking, unimaginable and essential....more
Aug 2011
Jul 16, 2011
 
14
Then Again
3.36
I received Diane Keaton's autobiography, Then Again , as a birthday gift. I'm grateful that I did, because if I hadn't I likely would never have pick...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
10
Tinkers
3.34
Tinkers was a gift from my mother for my half birthday and, it turns out, a gift from Mr. Harding as well.

The novel begins: “George Washington Crosby...more
Aug 27, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
8
The Quiet American
3.95
This book is the reason that I write these reviews and the reason that I should not let myself get as behind as I have.

You see, this book was affectin...more
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Aug 28, 2010
 
1
Letting Go
3.67
Jul 06, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
6
The Human Stain (The American Trilogy, #3)
3.78
I have absolutely no idea what to say about his. Philip Roth is easily my favorite author, ever. He's the kind of dude that could write about my couch...more
Feb 2008
Aug 29, 2010
 
4
All the King's Men
4.06
I'm jumping over here! This book spans 50 years and has some of the richest, gooiest descriptions I've ever read. Writing about the humidity, I swear...more
Jan 2007
Aug 29, 2010
 
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The Grapes of Wrath
3.87
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Aug 29, 2010
 
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
3.61
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Aug 29, 2010
 
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The Grapes of Wrath
3.87
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Aug 25, 2011
 
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Starting out in the evening
3.48
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May 04, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
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The Book Thief
4.37
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Jul 08, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
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We Wanted to Be Writers:  Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop
3.76
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Jun 19, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
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