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Trust Me
3.80
In honor of Updike's recent death and my great fondness for his short fiction in particular, as well as his Rabbit series, I recently read "Trust Me,"...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
The Isle of Youth: Stories
3.92
Enjoyed this book for its rather amazing simplicity in terms of writing style. The author manages to pack a punch with an economy of words, and has a...more
May 04, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Paradise Guest House
3.66
This book is a fast read and perhaps deserves the most recognition for covering a topic-- the bombings in Bali-- that I've not seen as the backdrop fo...more
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Jun 02, 2013
 
The Year of Fog
3.43
As with many of the other reader reviews I just skimmed, I was pleasantly surprised by this book and the way the other wove in the suspense element wi...more
Aug 10, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
 
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
3.58
Mixed feelings on this one. While it was a fairly quick read, I wanted a more original plot and characters, particularly from Anna Quindlen, who I gen...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
 
Jumping the Queue
3.69
My first reading of this author. Definitely a quirky book with many twists and turns, and a few shocking bits of dialogue and inner reflection along t...more
Sep 06, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
Boys and Girls Like You and Me: Stories
3.72
This is a compelling book of short stories by a clearly exceptional writer, whose style reminds me of a cross between Anne Beatty and Lorrie Moore. I...more
Apr 2013
Apr 07, 2013
 
A Wedding in Provence: A Novel
3.35
This book was definitely a mixed bag. While I liked the setting and eye candy of French countryside, and I liked the premise, the writer rushed back t...more
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Jun 30, 2014
 
This Is How You Lose Her
3.71
I had picked up a monograph of the title story last year at Book Expo America in NYC, so I had a taste of what to expect from this collection, which I...more
May 21, 2013
Dec 24, 2012
 
A Day at the Beach
2.98
I have been a fan of Helen Schulman's writing for years, particularly her most recent novels, "The Revisionist" and "P.S." "A Day at the Beach" is ano...more
Dec 2007
Jul 27, 2007
 
A Christmas Blizzard
2.93
I found this book hard to follow. While I enjoyed the first half, the second half seemed to spiral out of control with a lot of monologues and really...more
Dec 24, 2012
Dec 24, 2012
 
My Education
3.20
My first experience reading Susan Choi, and I have to say this book was very compelling and masterfully handled. While the plot proved to be entirely...more
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Jul 16, 2013
 
See Now Then
2.70
Couldn't finish this, gave up after about 30 pages. The stream of consciousness is really hard to follow, and don't see the payoff.
I like more tradit...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
 
Life of Pi
3.86
Excellent! I love the narrator's voice and the suspension of beliefs one has to have. There are many lessons in this book, but the greatest one was re...more
Aug 2006
Jul 26, 2007
 
For One More Day
4.06
Excellent and very moving, but reminded me a bit of Christmas Carol, the way the main character is shown his life. A lot of twists and turns for somet...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
 
Astonish Me
3.62
Unfortunately, couldn't get into this book and gave up after a hundred pages. Rarely happens with me.
Aug 25, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
Eat, Pray, Love
3.43
Just started reading this, looking forward to it as I've heard so much about it and sounds like the poor woman went through so much! It would seem to...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 08, 2009
 
What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us
4.02
Great read! I love the author's creativity in finding interesting situations to showcase her characters.
Jun 09, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Pocket Small Business Owner's Guide to Starting Your Business on a Shoestring
4.67
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Jun 28, 2013
 
Light Years
4.12
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Jul 11, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
Remember Me?
3.74
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Can You Keep a Secret?
3.81
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Jun 12, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
3.72
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Feb 05, 2008
 
A Handbook to Luck
3.50
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Sep 01, 2014
 
Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0
3.59
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Mar 18, 2009
 
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2)
3.74
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Sep 22, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
 
The Ghost Writer
3.80
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Oct 10, 2013
 
The Kite Runner
4.21
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Jan 23, 2008
 
Marry Me: A Romance
3.52
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Nov 15, 2012
Aug 10, 2012
 
Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition
3.90
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Dec 11, 2012
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