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A Natural History of the Senses
4.16
This book was my favorite research source when I was writing The School of Essential Ingredients. Diane Ackerman manages to make science poetic, and h ...more
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Sep 03, 2011
 
All the Light We Cannot See
4.29
Anthony Doerr is one of my favorite authors. His ability to create an image, a sentence, a feeling in few words, is just masterful. The quick shift be ...more
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Jun 10, 2014
 
The Enchanted
3.95
This is a truly stunning book. Not an easy read, and probably guaranteed to give you a nightmare or two. But gorgeously written, deeply compassionate. ...more
Jan 2014
Jun 10, 2014
 
The Snow Child
3.92
One of my favorite books of 2013. Lyrical, fanciful, yet full of reality. I could feel Alaska in my bones. I could feel the longing this woman had for ...more
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Jun 10, 2014
 
Oxygen
3.64
The first few pages of this novel are simply astonishing -- I didn't know anyone could make the act of breathing sound so beautiful, the job of an ane ...more
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Oct 05, 2009
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.16
This was the best book I read in 2010. I remember finishing the last page as I was taking a plane to Europe and sitting in my seat for an hour afterwa ...more
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Sep 03, 2011
 
Mercy Snow
3.68
Tiffany Baker's blend of beautiful sentences, fascinating characters and that subtle bit of magical realism make her books must-reads for me. I think ...more
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Jun 10, 2014
 
A Three Dog Life
3.70
What a beautiful book -- honest, insightful, lyrical. I bought it thinking that I would give it to my mother-in-law, whose husband suffered a brain in ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain
3.30
The subject matter isn't easy, but the book is extraordinary. Lush sentences, folklore, mythical and real evil. The subject matter (the disappearance ...more
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Jun 10, 2014
 
The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)
3.47
It wasn't until the second half of this book that I found myself completely engaged, but when that happened, I was hooked. I won't spoil your fun by t ...more
Jul 2011
Sep 03, 2011
 
The Blind Contessa's New Machine
3.48
I loved this book and thought it contained some of the most beautiful writing I have read all year. Lyrical, lush, with a bit of fairy tale thrown in. ...more
Jul 2011
Sep 03, 2011
 
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School
3.64
I just had the chance to read the advance reader's copy for Kathleen Flinn's new book The Kitchen Counter Cooking School. While The Sharper the Knife ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.58
OK, I'll admit, I'm not a huge Hamlet fan, nor am I one of those people who is besotted by dogs (although I have one and love him). That said, I found ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
3.61
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Sep 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2009
 
Away
3.35
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Sep 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2009
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