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Runaway
3.99
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Feb 05, 2008
 
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
4.09
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Feb 05, 2008
 
Mister Pip
3.65
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Feb 05, 2008
 
Falling Man
3.18
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Feb 2008
Feb 18, 2008
 
The Metropolis Case
3.44
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Feb 09, 2011
 
East of Eden
4.31
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Dec 12, 2010
 
Room
3.95
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Sep 27, 2010
 
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
4.02
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Sep 21, 2010
 
The Madonnas of Echo Park
3.54
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Sep 11, 2010
 
Middlemarch
3.89
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Apr 24, 2010
 
Madame Bovary
3.61
The Lydia Davis translation is stunning.
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Dec 19, 2010
 
Life Class
3.42
A group of twenty-something art students in London confront World War I in different ways. Brilliant.
Apr 2008
Apr 27, 2008
 
The Plague of Doves
3.72
Erdrich weaves a rich tapestry depicting the interconnected lives and generations in a small corner of North Dakota.
May 2008
May 06, 2008
 
The Gift of Rain
4.17
Philip, the half-Chinese and half-British son of a prominent Malayan family, falls under the spell of a charismatic Japanese master of aikido just bef...more
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Jul 07, 2009
 
In the Deep Midwinter: A Novel
3.57
Clark evokes the late 1940s perfectly with telling details of cigarettes, items of clothing, and radio shows in a novel that explores the inner lives...more
May 2008
May 18, 2008
 
Freedom
3.68
The saga of Walter and Patty Berglund as their lives move inexorably from being young marrieds in a gentrifying neighborhood in St. Paul through the t...more
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Oct 16, 2010
 
Beautiful Children
2.91
I really struggled to finish this book. While the prose occasionally dazzled, the world view is unrelentingly bleak; and there are no characters to ca...more
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Jun 17, 2008
 
Old Filth (Old Filth, #1)
3.95
Still well-preserved at the age of 80, dealing with the death of his wife, Old Filth (Failed in London Try Hong Kong) takes stock of his life, from hi...more
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Feb 28, 2010
 
The Big Both Ways
3.62
This is a departure from Straley's mysteries featuring Cecil Younger. More of a novel about a crime than a mystery, this one is set in the Pacific Nor...more
Jun 2008
Jun 12, 2008
 
Year of Wonders
3.99
Anna is a young woman living in a plague-ridden English village in 1660. Through her eyes, we see how her neighbors respond to this devastating illnes...more
Aug 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
People of the Book
3.96
A medieval manuscript conservator becomes fascinated by the history of a rare haggadah she is working on. As she ferrets out the source of a butterfly...more
Jun 2008
Jun 21, 2008
 
April Fool's Day
3.56
Born in 1948, the life of this sad sack protagonist of this novel by a Croatian Ameican author serves as a kind of metaphor for the modern history of...more
Oct 2008
Oct 21, 2008
 
The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
3.99
The lives of an Irish American cop, a Black man from Tulsa, and Babe Ruth intersect in Boston in the years before Prohibition takes effect. The pivota...more
Nov 2008
Nov 18, 2008
 
March
3.70
Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for this harrowing account of the year that Mr. March spent away from Marmee and the little women in Concord. We also ge...more
Jul 2008
Jul 11, 2008
 
Run
3.48
Ann Patchett once again explores themes of race and family, this time with a Boston setting. There is the Irish Catholic politician, a widower who has...more
Aug 2008
Aug 17, 2008
 
The Gravedigger's Daughter
3.48
A somber look at one woman's efforts to escape poverty and abuse in upstate New York after World War II.
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Mar 05, 2011
 
The Paris Wife
3.75
Here is Hadley's side of the story told by Hemingway in A MOVEABLE FEAST, poignantly imagined by McLain.
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May 30, 2013
 
Inherent Vice
3.67
Pynchon returns to the SoCal beach cities of the paranoid early 70s in this stoner noir novel. Kind of a bad trip.
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Oct 04, 2009
 
The Song of Achilles
4.07
An exquisite retelling of the Trojan War through the eyes of Patroclus, the hero Achilles' dearly beloved companion.
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Mar 24, 2013
 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
3.92
Acute social commentary, poignant family drama, and a very good and funny read. Love the Seattle setting -- and Bernadette.
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Jul 06, 2013
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