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A Gate at the Stairs
3.14
it was amazing
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Nov 17, 2009
 
Dangerous Laughter
3.81
it was amazing
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Sep 03, 2010
 
Await Your Reply
3.54
really liked it
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Feb 02, 2010
 
Housekeeping
3.82
it was amazing
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Jan 15, 2010
 
Birds of America
4.12
it was amazing
None
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Jan 15, 2010
 
Point Omega
3.43
it was amazing
Slim and cerebral.
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
The Pregnant Widow
3.07
really liked it
Martin Amis either invented a new genre, or perfected an old one- "Erotic Historical Fiction for English Majors."
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Apr 05, 2011
 
The Tiger's Wife
3.37
really liked it
Tea Obreht uses folklore, magic, and whimsy to relate the richness of Balkan culture as well as the sadness of its recent history.

For fans of Salman R
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Apr 05, 2011
 
Black Swan Green
3.97
really liked it
SUMMER READING REVIEW: "Absolutely beautiful! One of the best books I've read this year. A 13-year-old boy, who stammers and secretly writes poetry, i ...more
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Aug 29, 2011
 
The Great Gatsby
3.88
it was amazing
If you haven't read this since high school, set aside some time to read The Great Gatsby again. As an adult free to read without distracting questions ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
Going Bovine
3.65
really liked it

This is a great book for an older teens who aren't afraid to read outside of his comfort zone. I feel safe in presuming that this is outside the comfo
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Nov 03, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
 
Swamplandia!
3.21
it was amazing
Ava Bigtree is the alligator-wrestling Scout Finch! She is one of the most loveable narrators I've ever encountered.

I was dazzled by Ava's audacious
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Apr 05, 2011
 
Blue Nights
3.75
it was amazing
It's a wonder to me that Didion was able to write this memoir. The pain is palpable, the sense of loss is profound. But it's uncanny. Through her very ...more
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Nov 12, 2011
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.70
really liked it
Thinking of this book, I keep returning the title of Joan Didion's collected works, "We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live." For Julian Barnes, o ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2012
 
The Angel Esmeralda
3.71
it was amazing
A great collection of short stories that showcase Don DeLillo's strengths as a writer. I really loved the first two stories which were written in the ...more
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Dec 13, 2011
 
The Virgin Suicides
3.83
it was amazing
The Virgin Suicides is the story of the tragedy that plagued one family and one small town in the sixties. The Lisbon sisters each committed suicide w ...more
not set
Jan 12, 2010
 
Train Dreams
3.88
it was amazing
A beautiful novella that in 120 pages captures an entire era in the history of the United States.
not set
Jan 02, 2012
 
The Sweet Hereafter
3.84
really liked it
Great book for a discussion.
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding, #1)
3.61
really liked it
Dark, grimy and poetic. Unusual crime novel.
not set
Jun 02, 2010
 
Half a Life
3.55
really liked it
Beautifully written, thoughtful memoir about the ways a tragedy shapes a life.
not set
Oct 13, 2010
 
Hooked: Film Writings 1985-1988
4.03
it was amazing
Pauline Kael's movie reviews are sharp, funny, and refreshingly irreverent.
not set
Nov 04, 2011
 
Atmospheric Disturbances
3.14
really liked it
A terrific addition to the doppelganger genre. Rivka Galchen is smart and funny.
not set
Nov 02, 2010
 
Citrus County
3.62
it was amazing
John Brandon turned the screw so tightly I could feel my heart about to explode.
not set
Aug 29, 2012
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
really liked it
Like the Hunger Games, Catching Fire is a great audiobook. The reader portrays Katniss perfectly, strong, smart and capable, but still just a teenager ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2009
 
Bin Laden's Bald Spot: & Other Stories
4.07
it was amazing
Quirky and refreshingly sweet short stories told by lovable narrators. Seriously, you will love these guys.
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May 17, 2012
 
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
4.24
it was amazing
In this collection of groundbreaking journalism from the 60s, Didion captures the uneasiness and restlessness of the era.

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Mar 09, 2011
 
An Education
3.33
liked it
A quick, light memoir. The second chapter, which was adapted by Nick Hornby into the movie "An Education, is the most interesting.

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Mar 26, 2010
 
A Book of Common Prayer
3.80
really liked it
A strange and unsettling novel about a broken and delusional American woman in a revolutionary South American country in the 1970s.
not set
Dec 06, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.35
it was amazing
SUMMER READING CLUB: "I read this because my daughter recommended it and it is great! It is about our society in the distant future and how we become ...more
Jun 28, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
White Noise
3.86
it was amazing
A dark satire of 1980s consumerism, depicting society as at once both oblivious and hyper-aware of its plot towards death. Sounds hilarious, huh? Well ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2011
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