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Big Brother
I am a big Lionel Shriver fan. I loved her books "Let's Talk About Kevin" and especially "So Much for That." So I was looking forward to reading her n ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
To me, the publication of a travel book by Paul Theroux is a literary event. He is not just my favorite travel writer...he is one of my favorite write ...more
Apr 19, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
The Humanity Project
I wanted to like The Humanity Project. It is beautifully written, and many of the characters really tugged at my heartstrings, but in the end, there w ...more
Apr 02, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed
I honestly don't think I've ever read such a narcissistic book before. After about 20 pages, I was already bored out of my mind with her overly-writte ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese
I was really looking forward to reading "The Telling Room," particularly because it is being compared to "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" - o ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
The Valley of Amazement
I love Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club is among my favorite novels, and I have thoroughly enjoyed most of her other books. I was really looking forward to ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Mary Coin
Every once in awhile, I pick up a book, read the first couple of pages, and instantly know I am going to love it. That is certainly the case with Mary ...more
Mar 10, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
If I had to use one word to describe this book, it would be glorious.

Provence 1970 is written by Luke Barr, whose great-aunt was the brilliant food w
May 29, 2013
May 10, 2013
In the Blood
I have never read anything of Lisa Unger's before. But when I got an ARC of her latest book, I was intrigued by its premise and dug in.

In the Blood's
Sep 07, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
This is absolutely the funniest and most insightful book I have read this year. For those of you who don't know (and I didn't before I read this book) ...more
Aug 03, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
The Other Typist
This book was such a wonderful surprise. The Other Typist is narrated by Rose, a plain, single woman who works as a typist at a small police precinct ...more
May 19, 2013
May 02, 2013
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
I have to admit that I had never heard of Papa Pilgrim and his family, although his saga apparently dominated the headlines in Alaska the early part o ...more
May 03, 2013
Apr 18, 2013
The Dinner
There are many words I can think of to describe this book...disturbing, provocative, engrossing and repellant all come to mind.

The plot is deceptivel
Feb 2013
Jan 26, 2013
The Silver Star
Jeanette Walls wrote one of the best memoirs in recent memory - The Glass Castle - which recounts her very unconventional and nomadic childhood. Now w ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Life After Life
From Behind the Scenes in the Museum to her Jackson Brodie mysteries, Kate Atkinson has always been an incredibly inventive writer. But her new novel, ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
There is so much to admire about How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. The structure is very inventive: it's written in the style of a self-help book ...more
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Mar 01, 2013
Ugh, I don't know what to say about this book. I'm sure some people think it's a brilliant portrayal of a child-molesting sociopath, and others no dou ...more
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Jul 18, 2013
The Burgess Boys
I love Elizabeth Strout. Her 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge is one of the best books I've read in the last 10 years. So I was very ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Jan 02, 2013
The Shining Girls
I should state from the start that I am not usually a fan of novels about serial killers. It's just not my genre. But I was intrigued when the publish ...more
Feb 22, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
I think Curtis Sittenfeld is a compulsively readable author. I loved her first book Prep (even though I cringed at some of the things her protaganist ...more
May 08, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York
This was such a disappointment to me. I love Angelica Huston as an actress and she appears to have led a fascinating life. But that didn't come across ...more
Dec 16, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Still Life with Bread Crumbs
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May 23, 2013
The Nanny Diaries (Nanny, #1)
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Oct 28, 2009
The Great Gatsby
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Oct 28, 2009
Meditations in Green
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Jul 19, 2013
Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949
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Nov 03, 2012
Martha Quest (Children of Violence, #1)
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Nov 04, 2012
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Oct 28, 2009
Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence
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Aug 26, 2013
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
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Oct 28, 2009
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