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The Reader
3.69
How did I miss this book when it first came out?? I saw the author (Bernard Schlink) on Charlie Rose talk about the inspiration of writing this-he nee ...more
Mar 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
3.93
Good non-fiction from MD perspective-I was in nursing school from 1984-87 at the New England Deaconess Hospital when the author, Dr Groopman, was a he ...more
Nov 2008
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.37
Desai transports the reader to Nepal and the Himalayas and the main character of the teenage girl living in a once regal, now dilapidated and damp hom ...more
Feb 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Things They Carried
4.11
Poetic, wonderful storytelling of a subject matter (Vietnam) I did not think I could handle. Several short stories all about the same characters. I lo ...more
Jun 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Empire Falls
3.88
One of my top 5 this year. Russo's characters are palpable and alive. The town is so real, the east coast mill town is something he must know about. G ...more
Oct 2008
Aug 30, 2009
 
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
3.94
Loved the protagonist John Grady, grew to hate the dumb-ass Blevins-rich characters. Did not suspect I would enjoy a TexMex cowboy story, but McCarthy ...more
Jan 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.06
Great storytelling non-fiction by Gladwell. I love his pieces in the New Yorker and I saw him on Book TV or one of those shows tell the story from boo ...more
May 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Hour I First Believed
3.76
I love Wally Lamb's writing. Very southern New England. The premise was a little hokey at first, and the subject matter (Columbine) uncomfortable, but ...more
Apr 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Bridge of Sighs
3.76
Love Richard Russo-I hear the east Coast dialogue. I love the characters. I loved the main character of the boy-He moves so seamlessly through time an ...more
Oct 2008
Aug 30, 2009
 
Water for Elephants
4.05
I totally did not expect how much I would love this book! Great characters, interesting peek into a past world I knew nothing about. Loved the ending!
Aug 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Out Stealing Horses
3.77
Translated from (Norweigan??) Loved the main character, I felt a little lost in translation in the flashback. Otherwise, great read.
Feb 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
4.05
Matthiesson is a vivid writer. Great characters, good story. I got a little lost in the tribes and the jungle stuff.
Jul 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Fire to Fire
4.16
Read the poem "With Animals" - this is one of those poems that I will not be able to stop thinking about for weeks...
Apr 10, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
Gilead
3.80
Story of 3 generations of preachers - heard a lot about it since it won the Pulitzer prize. It was ok
Jan 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Razor's Edge
4.16
I wish I had read this when I was 20. Maugham's story is a timeless fable of balance in life. Loved it!
Feb 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.75
I guess this is a classic tale of follow your dreams in life and don't give up or lose sight. A nice fable.
Aug 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
Brooklyn
3.61
Some great chapters, some laid fairly flat. Story of an Irish immigrant in New York.
Jun 2009
Aug 30, 2009
 
The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2
3.72
Cracking Open - Patricia Brieschke - Very powerful
Spite - Anne Trumbore
The Egg and I - Katie Campbell
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
3.94
None
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
4.16
None
Nov 21, 2010
Aug 29, 2010
 
The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories
4.01
None
Aug 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
The Bonfire of the Vanities
3.76
None
Nov 09, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
The Lovely Bones
3.72
None
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
 
Walk the Blue Fields: Stories
3.88
None
Apr 03, 2010
Apr 03, 2010
 
Lost Horizon
3.87
None
May 20, 2013
May 12, 2013
 
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
4.21
None
Aug 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Lolita
3.86
None
Aug 30, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
The Bell Jar
3.94
None
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 14, 2009
 
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4.22
None
May 21, 2010
May 20, 2010
 
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
4.14
None
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
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